Why is Your Tooth Enamel So Important? A Family Dentist in Brampton Lets You Know

person smilingTooth enamel can help protect you from a variety of oral health problems, so why don’t you know more about it? Knowing the parts of your teeth and how you can protect them can benefit your overall wellbeing and help you maintain a bright and healthy smile for years to come. A family dentist in Brampton lets you in on all you need to know about tooth enamel below.

What is Tooth Enamel?

The enamel of your teeth is the hard-outermost layer that helps protect your pearly whites from decay, cavities, and infection. It’s known as the hardest substance in your body and is stronger than bone. Even though it boasts super strength, acids that develop due to the consumption of snacks filled with carbohydrates or sugar can still damage it. Also, plaque and harmful oral bacteria produce acids that can erode your enamel and soften your tooth surface, leaving it vulnerable.

Why is Enamel Important?

Your tooth enamel keeps your pearly whites looking and feeling great and protects them from decay and eventually tooth loss. Because your enamel doesn’t contain living cells, it can’t regrow. Once it’s damaged, your body has no way of repairing it, leaving your teeth unprotected. Here are some ways that enamel damage can impact you:

  • Tooth sensitivity- When your enamel doesn’t insulate your teeth from extreme temperatures, you can experience extreme discomfort and sensitivity when consuming hot or cold foods and drinks. You may also experience chronic sensitivity that can become a constant bother.
  • Tooth loss- When your enamel becomes damaged, it leaves your teeth vulnerable to bacteria that can infect your teeth and result in extraction and severe toothaches.
  • Tooth damage- Damaged enamel increases your risk of chipping, cracking, or fracturing your teeth.

Keeping your enamel intact is your dentist’s top priority because it helps prevent serious oral health problems.

How Can You Protect Your Enamel?

Protecting your enamel is the first step in keeping your mouth safe from gum disease and decay. Also, when you save your enamel, you’re reducing your risk of experiencing oral discomfort or pain due to problems such as tooth loss and infections. Here are some ways you can protect your enamel:

  • Reduce your consumption of acidic and sugary foods and drinks like juices, citrus fruits, and soda. If you do eat something acidic, be sure to rinse your mouth with water afterward.
  • End your meal with a glass of milk or a piece of cheese to help neutralize acids.
  • Sugar-free gum can help lower the amount of acid in your mouth and help you produce more saliva.
  • Wait an hour before you brush your teeth once you’ve consumed an acidic food or beverage.
  • Conditions such as bulimia and alcoholism can heavily impact and damage your enamel, so it’s best to seek treatment.

The best way to protect your enamel is to visit your dentist in Brampton for a routine checkup and cleaning. To save your mouth and prevent future oral health problems and headaches, maintain healthy teeth and gums by sticking to your oral hygiene routine. Even though enamel is one of the strongest substances in your body, it’s not indestructible, which is why it’s so important to take care of it!

About the Practice

At Torbram Dental, we offer the services of three knowledgeable and experienced dentists. Whether you’re looking to get a routine checkup and cleaning, or dental implants, our professionals offer a wide variety of services. They focus on providing each patient with the high-quality individualized treatment they deserve. For any questions or to schedule a checkup and cleaning, visit our website or contact 905-792-7163.


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Simrit has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She started her career with Assisting/Treatment co-ordinating and then moved on to becoming the Hygiene Co Ordinator in 2005. In 2012 she took on a new role as the Marketing Director. Though she loved being the Marketing Director, in 2015 she became the Office Manager of Torbram Dental. She completed her Level 1 Dental Assisting program with Career Canada in 1996 and then went on to complete her Level II Dental Assisting Diploma with Southwestern Medix in 1999. That is when she received NDAEB Certification. Simrit has been and still is an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association since 2000. She enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband and two kids and loves to explore new restaurants, especially high-tea venues.

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Jessica, one of our receptionists, is one of the smiling faces you see when you arrive at the office. She graduated with honours from Medix College with a diploma as a Level 2 Dental Assistant. When she is not happily helping our patients, Jessica enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, going to church on Sunday mornings, gardening and going on hikes.

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Naudia has been working at Torbram Dental for many years and is a valued member of our administrative team: as a dental receptionist and in our marketing team . She graduated from Everest College with honours level 1 and 2, with a diploma in Dental Assisting. Naudia is always there for our patients, making sure that they receive the care and attention they deserve. When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and indulging in civil court TV shows.

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Ramandeep has been a part of Torbram Dental for the past 10 years as certified dental assistant. She obtained her level 1 certification from Everest college in Brampton in 2013, and then her level 2 certification in 2014 from Medix college. Her career path through the clinic has been recognized by staff at all levels who admire her work ethic and dedication to million dollar smiles. In her spare time, Ramandeep enjoys cooking and gardening, and spending time with her husband and 2 kids.

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Sana is a valued member of our dental hygiene team. In 2008 she completed her education at George Brown in Dental Assisting and in 2016 she earned her diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Sciences. Sana has been working in dentistry since 2008 and enjoys taking care of our patients and helping them with their oral health. She is married and is busy with her 2 young children. In her spare time, Sana enjoys going out with the family, trying out new places to eat and is looking forward to travelling with them in the future.

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Sanaria has been working at Torbram Dental for many years as a valued member of our Dental Assisting Team. She completed her level 2 dental assisting certification and previously obtained a degree in Education and worked as a quality control officer in the pharmaceutical industry. When not at work Sanaria loves to bake and cook. She also loves story time and enjoying the outdoors with her children. She always sees the positive side of life, believes that nothing is impossible and that if you set a goal and work at it, that you will make your dreams come true.

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Carrie has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She graduated from George Brown College in 1998 with a Dental Assistant Diploma and continued to further her education by completing a Dental Hygiene Diploma in 2001 at Durham College. Carrie is a highly trained and experienced Registered Dental Hygienist who continues to learn and grow by updating her knowledge to provide her clients with the best Oral Health Care techniques and information. Carrie is passionate about Dentistry and is known for her gentle and compassionate manner. She feels strongly about building lasting relationships and trust with her clients to help them understand that good Oral Health leads to good Overall Health. Carrie enjoys travelling, dabbling in decorating and a good Netflix series in her time off. Carrie resides in Halton Hills with her husband and two children.

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Daniela's interest in Dentistry began in Gr.6 when she wrote a speech entitled "My Life as a Toothbrush".
A Registered Dental Hygienist with 22 years of clinical experience, Daniela still has a great passion for her career. The most rewarding aspect for her is building lasting relationships with her patients, and seeing them through to a healthier smile.
Her thorough yet gentle touch will ensure a comfortable visit every time.
Daniela is a total Foodie and loves to cook and enjoys all types of cuisines. She loves Florida, Cruises, organizing things, and most of all spending time with family and friends.

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Stephanie Enjoys getting to know all new patients at Torbram Dental and catching up with long standing Patients. Stephanie enjoys spending quality time with her family. One of her favorite things to do with her daughter is teach and play the piano. Stephanie likes going on walks with her husband and enjoys spending as much time with him as he is an Active Member of the Canadian Army. On Sundays, Stephanie enjoys going to Church and looks forward to Sunday Dinner with her entire family. Stephanie's Favorite thing to do to start her day right is head to her local Starbucks and Grab her favorite drink, an iced black tea with light lemonade on warm days and a blonde vanilla latte on those cold winter days.

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As a dedicated Dental Hygienist at Torbram Dental, Aalisha brings recent knowledge and experience to ensure the best oral health for our patients. She holds a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries and has further enriched her education with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo. Beyond her professional qualifications, Aalisha has a zest for life that extends beyond the dental chair. She cherishes quality time with family and friends, thrives on outdoor adventures, and has a passion for hiking and water-based activities, especially during the sunny summer days. She is an avid traveler, exploring tropical paradises and historic destinations while immersing herself in diverse cultures and indulging in delicious culinary experiences."

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Supreet was born and raised in Punjab, India and came to Canada in 2016. She graduated from Sheridan College as an Environmental Lab Technician but later decided to change her career to dentistry. She completed her Level I and II Intra-Oral Dental Assisting course from George Brown College and graduated in 2023. In July 2023, Supreet joined the team at Torbram Dental where she enjoys working. In her free time, she loves to read books.

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