Get help from best doctors, anonymously
Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}

During lifetime how much enamel is reduced through brushing say in 10 years how much enamel will going to be removed naturally through brushing or eating.

3 Doctors Answered
It all depends how gentle/ harsh you are to your teeth and gums. There are proper brushing techniques demonstrated on YouTube (modified bass). Use a soft bristle brush rather than hard bristles.
If you brush your teeth with soft bristle brush and with proper technique then its very negligible.
10 years is very long time and many people who are using hard toothbrushes or apply too much pressure against teeth or both can permanently damage the enamel within one year. Those who visit a dentist regularly and follow the instructions can keep there teeth enamel intact for life. Remember, toothbrushes are to clean the teeth from daily dirt from food stuffs, when people try to polish it, shine it with toothbrushes, they start damaging it.
Suggestions offered by doctors on Lybrate are of advisory nature i.e., for educational and informational purposes only. Content posted on, created for, or compiled by Lybrate is not intended or designed to replace your doctor's independent judgment about any symptom, condition, or the appropriateness or risks of a procedure or treatment for a given person.