Rather than waiting until your smile fails, it is important to set forth effective dental erosion prevention plans as soon as possible. Dental erosion, also frequently referred to as enamel erosion, is a condition in which harmful acids will slowly deteriorate your teeth. When acids are present in your mouth, they can wear down your tooth enamel and lead to further harm to a tooth, including pulp disease and tooth loss. To help combat dental erosion, practice a healthy lifestyle including a nutritious diet and effective oral hygiene care.
In situations where your smile is at risk for dental erosion, you will need to establish effective oral hygiene routines including brushing twice daily and flossing once a day. Only by having effective cleaning methods in place can you help target and eliminate debris and bacteria that can produce dental erosion. For additional help with keeping your mouth clean, visit our office for routine checkups and professional cleanings.
Not only should you be eating a nutritious diet that is low in products that can be converted into harmful acids, but you also need to avoid unhealthy habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco. Furthermore, drugs can cause several problems to your teeth and gums, including increasing your risk for dental erosion.
Dr. Amanda Rhoades and our team will make sure that you receive the dental erosion preventative care your smile requires. If you would like to come stop by our dental office in Cincinnati, Ohio, please set up an appointment with Eastern Hills Dental at 513-231-7474 .