Are smiles always in danger of dental erosion? Dental erosion, also known as enamel erosion, arises when acids eat away at the precious tooth enamel protecting our teeth. Tooth enamel, the thin layer on our teeth, can be damaged in a variety of ways, but it is typically harmful acids that break through the easiest and make a tooth vulnerable to infection and tooth loss. Here are a few samples and risks of hazards that can put you at risk for dental erosion:
– Avoid eating chewy or sticky foods as well as snacks between meals, because the longer food sits on your teeth and gums, the higher the prospect of dental erosion.
– Acid reflux and heartburn can lead to dental erosion.
– Food and drinks with low pH levels keep you at the highest risk for dental erosion.
– Harmful acids are the most likely cause of dental erosion and can be found in acidic foods such as citrus fruits and fruit drinks, as well as highly sugary foods, as sugar can be converted to acid by bacteria in your mouth.
– Sour sweets are highly acidic and can be highly corrosive to tooth enamel.
If you suffer from enamel erosion, contact Celenza, Frank DDS, PC at 212-327-2623 to see if a tooth restoration treatment is right for you. To schedule an oral examination with Dr. Frank Celenza and our team at our dentist office in New York, New York, please contact us at your earliest convenience. It’s never too late to start taking steps to a healthier you.