Fun Facts About Dental Erosion

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Do you know what the effects of dental erosion are on your smile? Dental erosion, sometimes known as enamel erosion, is the process of harmful acids eating through your tooth enamel thereby causing tooth decay and cavities. Dental erosion should be prevented and treated whenever possible.

Shield your teeth from dental erosion begins with keeping the acidity levels within your mouth minimal. One of the chief causes of high acidity in mouths is the foods and drinks you eat, as many substances can have a very low pH level and a very high acidic content. The length of time that the acids are exposed to your mouth can play a key role in the damage it causes, so try to limit that time by limiting snacking so that any acidic products you do eat are instead somewhat neutralized when eaten with larger meals.

Teeth may be sensitive from acids after eating, so it is essential to avoid potentially abrasive substances such as toothpaste during this time. As an alternative, you can protect your mouth from the dangers of dental erosion by using substances such as mouthwash after meals. Chewing sugarless gum has also been confirmed to stimulate the creation of saliva in your mouth, which can help neutralize acids.

Come in and see for yourself the magic of dental erosion treatments, To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jim Nored & Annette Gemp and our team at our dentist office in Houston, Texas, call Crosby Dental Center at 281-328-3569 and a member of our team will gladly assist you. We look forward to helping you soon!