Posted Jan 20 2018
Is your smile susceptible to dental erosion? If you continually put your smile at risk for dental erosion, horrible acids will begin to slowly wear away your tooth enamel until the point your teeth are vulnerable to infection and potential tooth loss. To help protect against dental erosion, it is important to have proper oral hygiene techniques and eat healthy foods to keep your smile safe from the numerous causes of dental erosion.
Your oral health care plays a key role in the formation of dental erosion. It is important to always make sure you are cleaning your mouth with oral health care tools. Ideally, you should be brushing your teeth twice a day with a safe and effective toothbrush that has soft bristles. For an easier to operate tool, consider using an electric toothbrush. Similarly, always make sure you are flossing your teeth with a threaded dental floss or water flosser.
To protect your smile, it is important to make sure you’re producing enough saliva to wash away any harmful debris or acids that may be present. Saliva is a natural substance in your mouth that is created to help neutralize harmful acids. To help create additional saliva, look for extremely watery and chewy foods. In addition, chewing sugarless gum after meals has been shown to help promote the formation of saliva.
Be aware that dry mouth in relation to low saliva is linked to dental erosion. This can be caused by medications and other environmental factors. In addition, acid reflux disease is a known cause of dental erosion. Other potential risk factors for dental erosion include the overconsumption of sugars and genetic predispositions.
Commit to your oral health care with dental erosion prevention treatments. Are you ready to upgrade and enhance your smile with dental erosion prevention treatments? Our team remains committed to your oral health, and you are welcome to schedule an appointment with us by calling 702-369-8730. Dr. Michele S Tratos and our team can’t wait to see you at our dentist office in Las Vegas, Nevada.