Dental erosion is the process of harmful substances found in foods and drinks slowly wearing down the tooth enamel present on our teeth. If the erosion remains unchecked, erosion can eventually lead to cavities, infection, and ultimately, tooth failure.
The first thing you should always do is prepare a clear and precise diet for yourself. Not only can this immensely improve your oral health, but it can do wonders for your overall health too. Finding and eliminating potentially dangerous products from your daily meal plans is crucial in finding oral health success. With dental erosion, it is imperative to eliminate highly acidic or sugary foods.
If you do find yourself struggling to remove harmful acids from your diet, then the next step is protective measures. This includes brushing, flossing, and additional cleaning tools and methods you can use to keep your teeth clean. However, brushing your teeth after meals can ultimately lead to more damage to your teeth, especially if they have been exposed to harmful acids. As an alternative, try mouthwash or chewing sugarless gum during this time to keep your mouth free from acids and plaque buildup.
No matter which dental erosion treatment you desire, Dr. Alexander Zubkov and our team at Associates in Dentistry will make sure that your pearly whites are properly treated. To schedule an oral exam or professional cleaning at our dentist office in Enfield, Connecticut, please contact us at 860-272-4332. Let us help you find your healthy smile!