Have you ever heard of dental erosion? Dental erosion, also known as enamel erosion, is a condition in which the enamel on your teeth is damaged over time by acids. There are numerous causes of dental erosion, but there are also treatments that you can employ to help prevent the damage that arises. Some of the common causes of dental erosion include acid reflux disease, environmental factors, medications, excessive soft drink consumption, fruit drink intake, and excessive consumption of sugars. Only by effectively employing healthy habits and effective cleaning techniques can you help prevent dental erosion. Effective treatments include the following:
– Always brush your teeth twice daily.
– Keep your mouth clean by washing away acids and debris in your mouth with mouthwash and other cleaning tools.
– Improve your diet by eating healthy nutritious meals and limiting the intake of sugary products.
– Due to the fact that brushing with toothpaste after meals can be overly abrasive to your sensitive teeth, try implementing alternative treatments such as chewing sugarless gum to help promote saliva flow.
To learn more about which service you would prefer for treating dental erosion, contact Arel C Ondoy DMD at 708-535-0333 . Come visit Dr. Arel Ondoy and our team at our dentist office in Oak Forest, Illinois by booking an appointment at your earliest convenience. Take the time to protect your teeth today!