Your smile is extremely precious, and at the same time extremely susceptible to damage. Beyond instantaneous damage that can arise due to oral accidents or injuries, microscopic damage can also occur to your tooth enamel without you being aware of it. Harmful acids in your mouth caused by plaque and bacteria can eat away at your tooth enamel and lead to what is known as dental erosion.
If you wish to drastically enhance your smile, and keep it safe from the effects of enamel erosion, be aware of the different treatments you can use to ensure dental erosion will not arise. This includes protecting your mouth against numerous risks including acid reflux disease, dry mouth due to medications and other factors, genetics, and environmental risks.
Once you have established the risks of dental erosion, treating it will be much easier. One highly effective method to always use is a sturdy toothbrush that has soft bristles, so it can easily clean your teeth without causing excessive abrasion. Furthermore, it is important to always make sure you have enough saliva to protect your mouth as needed. This includes using products such as chewing sugarless gum to help stimulate saliva flow. Also, make sure to monitor your diet to ensure sugar consumption remains low.
For more information about dental erosion, you can speak with Dr. Nidal Obeid and our team at Family Dental of Roscoe by calling us at (773) 327-6500. If you require a comprehensive oral exam or bi-annual professional cleaning, our dentist office is located in Chicago, Illinois.