You deserve a strong and healthy smile. Unfortunately, there are many things that can alter your smile’s health and function. One of those things is enamel erosion, and it’s best to keep it at bay if you want strong and healthy teeth. To tell you a little more about enamel erosion so you can keep it at bay, our dentist, Dr. Cindy Wassif, has some information for you.
Enamel erosion causes
There are many things that can cause enamel erosion, like eating and drinking acidic foods and drinks, having a low saliva production (dry mouth), acid reflux, stomach problems, taking certain medications, throwing up, and environmental factors (like stress, wear and tear, and friction).
Enamel erosion signs
When you suffer enamel erosion, you also suffer many signs and symptoms, like severe tooth sensitivity, tooth stains, tooth chips or cracks, and tooth indentations.
Enamel erosion prevention
To prevent enamel erosion, you need to:
-Avoid consuming highly acidic foods and drinks
-Use a straw if you do consume acidic drinks
-Chew sugar-free gum regularly
-Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste
-Rinse your mouth with fluoride mouthwash
-Receive a professional fluoride treatment at our office
-Drink water throughout the day
-Consider protecting your teeth with dental sealants
Call Wassif Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today at 410-687-1162 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about enamel erosion in Middle River, Maryland. The more you know, the better, and our dental team is more than happy to help you!