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How the Enamel of Your Teeth Bonds with Your Jawbone

Posted on 4/10/2020 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
How the Enamel of Your Teeth Bonds with Your Jawbone The enamel of the teeth is the protective layer. It is made up of non-living cells. That means the cells are not able to grow if some are lost. For most people, the enamel is the part of the teeth that they see. It is the part they want to keep as white as possible. What you may not realize is that there are parts of the enamel that you may not see. There are parts that bond with the jawbone. This is why and how it happens. Understanding Enamel Enamel is the protective layer of the teeth. It is a thin layer of tissue that does not regenerate on its own. There are many different things that can impact enamel that include the food and drink you use, lack of fluoride and poor oral hygiene habits. When the enamel erodes, it can cause holes to open where bacteria can grow and that can end up damaging the teeth. The enamel is also the most visible part of the teeth. It is the white that people want to see in their teeth. While the enamel is visible above the gum line, it is also a part of the teeth below the gum line. Enamel and the Jawbone The connection of the enamel and the jawbone happens below the gum line. Enamel forms on the teeth while the tooth develops in the jawbone. This allows the enamel to bond with the jawbone before the tooth erupts. Because the enamel bonded to the jawbone is protected by the gum line, it is less likely to suffer from any erosion. It is important to make sure that you take care of the enamel on your teeth. Without that protection, problems with the teeth, gums and jawbone can develop. When you have questions about this or any other dental topic, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
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