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The strength and health of your teeth often depend on the integrity of your tooth enamel. As hard as this substance is, there are still several things that can affect it, leading to a significant dental health condition.

It’s important to note that tooth enamel that has been demineralized by poor oral hygiene habits, is at increased risk of suffering from chips and dental fractures.

At the same time there are several bad habits that can apply unnatural forces to your teeth. This can cause chips or dental fractures to your tooth enamel. Once this happens the damaged tooth can also be at increased risk of suffering a severe cavity.

Nervously nibbling on pencils, pens, and other desktop items can be a common cause of dental fractures. This also applies to improvising your teeth as tools, when opening packaging or cutting string.

Grinding your teeth at night on a regular basis can cause multiple chips on the biting surface of your molars and premolars. A problem like this might be easily prevented by sleeping with a dental guard in your mouth.

Any damage to your tooth enamel will need to be repaired as soon as possible by a dentist like Dr. Shahnam Amini and Dr. Mimi Chow. Over time the microscopic textures in the compromised tooth enamel could trap bacterial deposits. This could lead to significant cavities forming on the already compromised tooth.

If you live in the Houston, Texas, area and you are concerned about the strength of your teeth, you should call 713-644-4446 to have it examined and treated at Centro Family Dental.