HOW TO AVOID ENAMEL EROSION
Do your teeth have any white spots on them? Do you have sensitive teeth? Have you seen any chips, cracks, or dents in your teeth? If so, you might be suffering from enamel erosion.
The toughest material in the human body is tooth enamel. Your teeth are guarded by a clear coating. The fact that it is the body’s strongest substance does not, however, imply that it should be ignored. The enamel may deteriorate. Without enamel, you run the risk of not just getting cavities but also abscesses, tooth pain, and even losing teeth.
Why does the enamel on teeth erode?
Tooth enamel can erode for a variety of reasons, some of which are brought on by routine activities. Acids and sugars can damage enamel. You can be harming your teeth if you consume soft drinks or sweet fruit drinks on a daily basis. Limit the amount of these drinks you consume to safeguard your teeth. Both alcohol and a diet heavy in sugary or starchy foods can damage enamel. Starches and sugars in foods like bread can be converted by oral bacteria into harmful acid.
Other contributing factors include acid reflux, recurrent vomiting, digestive issues, genetically inherited diseases, tooth grinding, and even brushing too vigorously, or not flossing enough. These all have an effect on the condition of your enamel and, ultimately, your teeth. Enamel that has been worn down or chipped away cannot be repaired.
To keep the acids in check, avoid making sweets a regular part of your diet, swap out white bread for whole grains, and try eating more cheese and yogurt.
What Can Be Done to Stop Enamel Erosion?
There are a few additional steps you can take to safeguard your smile in addition to practicing moderation with soft drinks, alcohol, sugars, and carbohydrates, as well as, of course, taking extra care with regard to medical conditions and your teeth care routine. In your mouth, saliva can balance potentially dangerous acids. You can increase salivation by consuming water and eating sugar-free gum.
Replace white bread with whole grain versions to prevent the sweets from becoming regular indulgences. Increase your intake of cheese and yogurt. Both of these foods help balance out damaging acids in your mouth in addition to being high in calcium.
Enamel on the teeth is necessary for keeping a healthy grin. Pay attention to your diet and hydration. The result of additional issues such as excessive teeth grinding or acid reflux may also be enamel degradation. Regular office visits enable our staff to conduct a thorough inspection. If we notice that your enamel is deteriorating, we will go over possible reasons why and how to fix it.
Please get in touch with our staff right away to arrange your next visit.