Your teeth rely on strong tooth enamel to both execute the basic function of biting and chewing food, as well as resisting tooth decay and protecting the internal core tissues. The overall integrity and health of your tooth enamel are based on the density of its microscopic mineral structures.
This mineral integrity can sometimes be threatened by tooth enamel erosion, caused by the chronic presence of acids, or the buildup of an acidic environment in the mouth. This could be associated with a single problem or multiple contributing factors.
Failing to brush each morning and night, or not flossing at least once each day can leave residual food particles, plaque and plaque acids in your mouth. This acidic environment can gradually weaken the mineral strength of your teeth.
At the same time, the frequent consumption of acidic beverages can also contribute to tooth enamel erosion. Teeth that are only modestly compromised by poor oral hygiene complications can be significantly affected in this way.
You should also note that individuals who actively struggle with a chronic eating disorder like bulimia or anorexia can also struggle with demineralized tooth enamel.
Sometimes tooth enamel erosion can be addressed by improving your daily oral hygiene routine, cutting down on acidic beverages and seeking treatment for any latent eating disorder issues will certainly help.
Brushing your teeth with a toothpaste that includes added fluoride will certainly help. Fluoride has the special ability to gradually remineralize eroded tooth enamel.
In a case of more significant tooth enamel erosion, Dr. Dexter Inniss can administer a simple fluoride treatment at the end of your routine dental checkup. If it’s warranted, he might also provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements.
If you live in the Conyers, Georgia, region and you are concerned about the strength and health of your teeth, you should call phone] to schedule an appointment at the dental offices of Gentle Touch Dental.