Are you familiar with dental erosion? Dental erosion, also known as enamel erosion, is an oral health condition and which your tooth is slowly worn away by harmful acids. Over time, this can leave your teeth susceptible to further damage in the form of infections and tooth loss. To help combat dental erosion, strengthen your tooth enamel and prevent dental damage from occurring due to numerous processes and activities in your life.
Are you aware of the risk of dental erosion and what you can do to prevent it? Because heartburn and acid reflux disease are extremely dangerous to your oral health, it is important to have effective prevention plans in place to limit the exposure of stomach acid to your teeth. Saliva is essential for washing away these acids and for keeping your smile safe. Always use saliva-producing products in order to avoid dry mouth conditions whenever possible. Another incoming risk of dental erosion is through your diet. Numerous products and substances in your diet including sugars are known to contribute to the production of harmful acids in your mouth. Thus, limit products that are high in sugar, such as soft drinks and fruit drinks.
For more advice concerning dental erosion or to schedule an oral exam with Dr. Todd Tibbs and our team at our dentist office in Salisbury, North Carolina, please contact Todd Tibbs at 704-633-1799.