Are you aware of the risks that dental erosion can have on your life? Dental erosion, also known as enamel erosion, is a condition in which harmful acids chew through your tooth enamel. Due to the fact your tooth enamel is a thin layer atop your teeth to protect the inner workings of a tooth, it is essential that it remains strong and fortified for the rest of your life, so each tooth can remain safe from infection or decay.
If harmful acids in your mouth slowly begin to wear down your tooth enamel, it could put your pulp and the tooth at risk. Rather than waiting until tooth loss has occurred, it is important to take preventive steps to keep your smile safe. Everything from brushing and flossing on a daily basis to using cleaning utensils after eating can help wash away plaque and other debris in your mouth.
Saliva is essential for keeping your smile safe from harmful acids. Saliva is a naturally occurring substance in your mouth that is essential for eliminating and targeting acids that can begin to collect. Saliva can neutralize acids and provide disease-fighting substances for your smile. To help produce additional saliva, try eating crunchy and watery foods as well as chewing sugarless gum after meals.
If you would like to book an exam to look for signs of dental erosion with our team, you are welcome to call us at 803-684-2366 for an appointment in York, South Carolina. At York Dental Group we want to help you get the bright and healthy smile you’ve always wanted. Dr. Robert Renner, Dr. Gregory Greiner, and Dr. Amy Perlow look forward to treating you.