Even though your tooth enamel is amazingly strong, it’s not infallible. Chipping and breakage can still occur. In some cases, it happens because of an accident or injury hits your teeth with too much force. Your teeth would have broken no matter how hard they are. But in other cases, it’s because your tooth enamel has been demineralized or eroded, which weakens your teeth and leaves them more susceptible to damage. Because your tooth enamel is largely made of non-living mineral, your body can’t replace it once it’s gone. This means you need to take good care of your tooth enamel now. You can help preserve your enamel by practicing your usual good oral hygiene habits: brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day, and seeing your general dentist every six months for a cleaning.