Have you ever suffered from dental erosion? Dental erosion is a process caused by the collapse of your tooth enamel. This process is traditionally caused by harmful acids that are introduced into your mouth mostly from eating and drinking various substances. This includes citrus fruits and sugary sweets. The first step to stopping dental erosion is preventing it from manifesting in the first place.
Dental erosion is the result of products and substances chewing through your tooth enamel over time. If plaque begins to build up in your mouth, it is possible for the bacteria in the plaque to convert sugars and other substances into dangerous acids that can eat through your tooth enamel. If your tooth enamel is damaged from dental erosion, infection and eventual tooth loss can occur.
One of the best ways to prevent dental erosion is to avoid harmful products entirely. All sugary drinks and foods should be taken out. Furthermore, overly acidic products should also be left out of your diet. However, if these products cannot be circumvented, it is best that they are eaten with larger meals to help neutralize any harmful acids they may have. In addition, chewing sugarless gum and using mouthwash after meals has been shown to wash away plaque buildup and harmful acids.
No matter which option for your dental erosion care you choose, Dr. Steven Oshins and our team at Oshins Of Smiles will make sure that you receive the care and quality your smile requires. If you would like to come visit us at our dentist office in Guilderland, New York, please schedule an appointment at 518-356-5635. Our team is here waiting to help get you the smile you’ve always wanted!