Are you aware of the effects of enamel erosion on your smile? Enamel erosion occurs when harmful acids slowly chew through your tooth enamel. Various causes of any enamel erosion include acid reflux, dry mouth, genetic and environmental factors and the consumption of sugars and starches and drinks that contain sugars and acids.
Several different kinds of treatments are available to combat enamel erosion. If you are brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis, you will be better protected against the risks of plaque buildup. Because the bacteria in plaque buildup can can convert sugars and starches into harmful acids, eliminating plaque can help lower your risk of enamel erosion. Not only should you make sure that you brush and floss daily, but our dentist. Dr. Jeffrey Neal also recommends using mouthwash or sugarless chewing gum after meals. Sugarless chewing gum also helps to produce additional saliva.
With dental erosion prevention and and the skilled expertise of our team at Who Does Your Teeth, we can make sure you receive the oral health treatments you need. Our office can be reached by calling us at 804-447-1435 to schedule an appointment to visit us at our dental office in Henrico, Virginia. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping to give you the smile of a lifetime!