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What is tooth enamel?

Tooth enamel is made up of mostly minerals, primarily hydroxyapatite. If it is destroyed, your body does not make more to replace it as it does not contain any living cells, so it cannot regenerate.

Enamel is the hardest part of your body (even harder than your bones!). It’s found on the outer surface of your teeth, it is semi translucent so the colour can vary from light yellow to a greyish white.

Enamel is important as it helps protect your teeth from decay and protects the sensitive inner layers of your teeth. You can protect your enamel by avoiding sugary and acidic foods and drinks that are known to cause damage and also avoiding hard foods, like candy or ice cubes, as this may cause your enamel to crack or chip.

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Your first visit to Spit Road Dental

Your safety is our first priority, so at the first appointment we ask you to fill in a medical history form so we can check for any health issues that may affect treatment. We will do a thorough examination and discuss any issues you have with your teeth and suggest treatment options and fees.

For your convenience we have Hicaps that allows you to claim with the health fund at the time of your appointment, so please bring your health fund card with you. We accept MasterCard, Visa, EFTPOS, cheques and cash and ask for payment at the time of appointment.

If you are unable to attend your appointment, we ask you to contact the surgery to reschedule at least 24 hours before. Less notice or a no show doesn't allow us to treat someone else so may incur a fee.

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