Strength can be defined in so many different ways. Physically, someone that is able to lift a lot of weight is usually considered to be strong. Emotionally, someone who is able to deal with many issues (either personally, professionally or both) and still function properly at a high level is usually known to have great emotional strength. Sometimes however, the strength of something or someone is actually what some would consider a weakness; cracks in the system.
When it comes to people and dealing with strength, a ‘crack’ may be either a vice or something that helps them cope with the issue. A person who is struggling emotionally at a professional level may ‘crack’ by drinking a lot of coffee or stepping away from their desk and taking a walk to distance themselves from what is causing the emotional distress in the first place.
The overall strength of our teeth is also dependent on cracks (in the physical form) referred to as tufts. Tufts start forming on our teeth before the teeth even crack through our gums during development. Normally, cracks or any type of perceived defect in a structure would be seen as a weakness that could jeopardize the structure. When it comes to our teeth however, the tufts in the enamel of our teeth get filled with organic matter over time, which actually makes the tooth a more solid and sound structure and prolongs the life of the tooth. I would almost equate it with a sponge; the porous nature of our teeth actually allows certain organic matter to be obtained and allows for a better job to be done.
Remember, the protection of tooth enamel is dependent on you. Brush, floss and rinse regularly and make sure to visit your local Ottawa dental professional.