Are you suffering from dental erosion? Dental erosion, also known as enamel erosion, is an oral health condition in which your tooth enamel is slowly being worn away. This can happen over a long period of time and be caused by numerous conditions. In order to properly treat dental erosion, it is important to make sure that all aspects of your lifestyle are in check.
Keeping your smile safe from the risk of dental erosion includes being aware of the risk factors and causes of it. Are you aware of the oral health ailments, including acid reflux disease, that can potentially lead to dental erosion? Heartburn can cause dental erosion due to stomach acids that travel up your esophagus and into your mouth, which slowly deteriorate your tooth enamel. In addition, a lack of saliva in your mouth can also increase your risk for dental erosion. Medications can produce dry mouth as a side effect, so exercise caution when taking medications. In addition, dental erosion can be caused by excessive soft drink and fruit drink consumption, genetic predispositions, and environmental factors.
In order to lower your risk for dental erosion, you should be aware of the causes, and you should be treating your mouth effectively. Numerous safe and effective treatments for keeping your smile safe include oral health care cleaning habits such as brushing and flossing your teeth. Ideally, you should be brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day as well. Make sure you are using effective tools such as toothbrushes with soft bristles and toothpaste that is non-abrasive. In addition, use an interdental cleaner such as a dental floss that will not easily shred or tear upon use. As an alternative cleaning tool, try using a water flosser.
When you are ready to take the next step in your oral health care quest with dental erosion prevention treatments, we will be here for you. If you are interested in dental erosion prevention treatments from Adept Dental Shafter at our dentist office in Shafter, California, call us at 661-746-6989. Dr. Olivia Park and our team look forward to providing dental erosion prevention treatments.