You’ve seen it everywhere: on TV commercials, in magazines, and in stores. Enamel toothpaste is the latest trend. Have you ever wondered about the ingredients in enamel toothpaste, and how they differ from regular toothpaste? Maybe you’re wondering what tooth enamel is in the first place.
Well, wonder no more! Here are the 5 things you absolutely need to know about enamel toothpaste today:
1. What is tooth enamel?
Tooth enamel is the hard substance on your teeth that you see when you open your mouth. Made up of minerals such as hydroxyapatite, enamel is considered the hardest and most mineralized substance in the human body – even harder than your bones!
2. Why do I need to protect it?
It is important to protect your enamel because enamel protects your teeth from decay. The purpose of enamel is to protect your teeth from any damage, particularly while eating. Think about how hard you bite into food and grind your teeth to chew. Your teeth are full of nerves that are sensitive to temperature. Enamel also protects your teeth so that you don’t feel any discomfort when eating or drinking something hot or cold.
When exposed to acid (found in many foods and drinks) and a lot of bacteria, your enamel can begin to dissolve. Unlike other parts of your body, if your enamel gets destroyed, your body does not replace it because it does not contain any living cells.
3. What can I do to protect it?
I’m glad you asked! Drinks such as soda, sports and energy drinks contain high amounts of sugar and acid that can dissolve your enamel. Citrus-flavored sodas have higher acid levels than others and are therefore even worse to drink. Stay away from these. They’re not good for your tooth enamel, and definitely not good for your health.
4. How does enamel toothpaste work?
In addition to avoiding acidic foods and drinks, you can further protect your teeth by using enamel toothpaste. Most enamel toothpastes contain fluoride, which scientists say combines with minerals in your mouth to create a crystal called fluorapatite on the surface of your teeth, aiding in acid-resistance. They may also contain ingredients that are less abrasive to reduce erosion caused by brushing.
Tip: Regardless of your toothpaste, it’s important not to brush your teeth immediately after drinking acids since that’s when enamel is most vulnerable to wear from brushing.
5. Is there a naturally effective enamel toothpaste?
Kiss My Face’s ENAMEL XTRA Gel Toothpaste is a naturally effective enamel toothpaste. Kiss My Face's ENAMEL XTRA not only cleans your teeth, but also strengthens and re-hardens enamel. Meanwhile, naturally effective ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Iceland Moss, Licorice and Olive Extract are used to help remove plaque and help prevent tartar build-up, whiten teeth, reduce sensitivity and prevent cavities… What more can you ask for from a vegan and environmentally friendly toothpaste?!
So, chomp into that crisp autumn apple without worry! Make Kiss My Face’s ENAMEL XTRA Gel Toothpaste a part of your daily routine and have something great to smile about.
Your teeth are worth it… and so are YOU.