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The Importance of Strong Enamel

Cosmetic Dentistry

The enamel of your teeth is the outer layer of protection. It is also the hardest and most mineralized substance in your entire body. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean your enamel is invincible. In fact, this outer covering of your teeth can be quickly compromised by the acids created by oral bacteria. When enamel wears thin, erodes or demineralizes, the tooth loses its protective barrier and a series of unwanted events can occur.

To understand enamel erosion better, it is helpful to understand the role that saliva has in your mouth. Saliva isn’t just a way to hydrate your tongue and help you swallow and speak more comfortably. Saliva is the first line of defense against enamel damage. There are important minerals in your saliva that can help strengthen (remineralize) your tooth enamel. Saliva also helps to keep the pH in your mouth at a more neutral state, which means a less acidic environment for your pearly whites. It makes sense, therefore, that those with a dry mouth are at an increased risk for enamel erosion or the demineralization of the outer layer of the teeth.

What Can Enamel Erosion Mean for Your Smile?

When this strong defensive barrier of tooth structure wears thin or erodes, it can trigger a variety of setbacks to your dental health, your comfort and even your smile aesthetics. Enamel erosion can lead to the following:

  • Frequent Cavities (tiny holes in your enamel)
  • Sensitive Teeth (tooth nerves exposed)
  • Yellow Teeth (dentin layer shows through)

What You Can Do

Fortunately, there are some things you can do to avoid the loss of tooth enamel and encourage remineralization within your smile. Incorporate the following into your dental care plan:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss daily.
  • Avoid sugary foods and acidic drinks.
  • Eat foods rich in calcium and phosphorous.
  • Attend dental check-ups and professional cleanings.
  • Consider oral care products that contain fluoride and natural calcium.

Think you may have enamel erosion? Call Dr. Mitzi Morris in Roswell. We can help prevent many dental concerns by helping you protect your tooth enamel!

Posted on behalf of Mitzi D. Morris

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 678-459-2990

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

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