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Enamel is one of the hardest tissues in the human body. This outer, hard layer which is surrounding the teeth plays a very important role.

It covers the inside of the tooth, which, focusing nerves and blood vessels inside, is softer. Enamel protects teeth against daily activities such as a biting, chewing and contact with extreme temperatures from consuming hot and cold dishes and beverages. Enamel also creates protection against erosive effects of acids and other chemical substances. Consuming the enamel can cause many dental problems.

The enamel layer may become thinner over time due to mechanical wear.


see also: Plaque Tartar Gum diseases Periodontitis Symptoms of periodontitis Tooth decay Impact of a diet on dental health