How Healthy Tooth Enamel Makes Beautiful Smiles

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How many people wish they had beautiful smiles? I know that I do. I’ve always been a bit self conscious about my smile.  When I was in high school, I had braces and I never wanted to smile because it would show off all that metal. Even after the braces were gone, I was self conscious because my teeth weren’t white like the models on TV. I didn’t take care of my teeth that well. At that time, I smoked and drank a lot soda. Both of those things damaged the enamel. I was provided with this fun kit to play with.

Beautiful smiles = healthy enamel

How Healthy Tooth Enamel Makes Beautiful Smiles

Your tooth enamel is sort of like the shell on an egg. It protects the softer portion of your tooth. Enamel is semi-translucent but over time, it gets stained by what we eat and drink (and smoke). Acids from the food we eat wear away the enamel on our teeth which means that the exposed part underneath becomes more vulnerable to damage.

When enamel isn’t taken care of, it becomes rough and more susceptible to damage. When you visit the dentist and have your teeth polished, it helps smooth out your enamel. You can help maintain that smoothness in between visits by using Colgate Enamel Health toothpaste. Colgate Enamel Health toothpaste replenishes natural calcium and gently polishes so germs are less likely to stick, for strong, healthy enamel.

Beautiful smiles = healthy enamel

Check out this demonstration to understand why:

The cornmeal slides off the smooth wax paper but sticks to the rough sandpaper. When your tooth enamel is smooth, germs and bacteria are less likely to stick to it. Acid softened enamel is rough. Healthy enamel is smooth.

 Colgate Enamel Health products hit store shelves this September (now!). Check your grocery store, mass retailers and drug stores today.

Comments

  1. Interesting – I learned a bit about enamel from this post!

  2. I never thought of it that way, but I guess a good oral care defense would be to block buildup and bacteria from sticking in the first place. Thanks for the heads up on this new Colgate range.

  3. Wow, this looks great! Loved the video!

  4. I never thought about it that way, this would be a good way to explain it to kiddo. A lot of people forget the many reasons oral health is important other than just fresh breath. 

  5. I guess I never gave it much thought but the cornmeal demonstration really opened my eyes. Thanks!

  6. When I was younger I would eat lemons raw constantly and the acid has worn off a lot of my enamel on my teeth.  The video gives a really good understanding of exactly why this has affected my teeth.  

  7. That’s such a cool way to illustrate the importance of enamel!  I am always noticing how white my friend’s teeth are.  Not sure why that’s what I see, but it is….and I worry that they’ll notice mine are not very white thanks to my Coke/sweet tea intake.

  8. As a dentist, I love this post. You hit it spot on!

  9. It really is the first defense. I have a sensitive tooth and so long as I brush frequently with Colgate (I’ve always been a Colgate girl) then it doesn’t bother me.