Is Dental Erosion Damaging Your Smile?

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Dental erosion is an oral health disorder commonly characterized by the destruction of the tooth enamel by harmful acids in your mouth. Although brushing and flossing your teeth daily are effective methods for keeping your mouth clean, the foods and drinks you consume can cause dental erosion long before cleaning treatments can be given, and can potentially lead to pulp infection and tooth loss. Listed below are common risk factors for dental erosion:
— Harmful acids are one of the main causes of dental erosion. There are often found in highly acidic foods and sugary foods which get converted into acids by the plaque in your mouth.
— Two main contributors to dental erosion are acid reflux disorders and heartburn.
— Candies that are extremely sour tend to be highly corrosive and known causes of dental erosion.
— Foods with low pH levels are highly acidic and known contributors of dental erosion.
— Lower your risk for dental erosion by avoiding products that linger in your mouth long after eating them. This includes sticky treats and chewy snacks.
If you would like to schedule your professional cleaning at Advantage Dentists or would like a comprehensive oral exam from Dr. Sula Umansky and our team at our dentist office in Katy, Texas, please give us a call at 281-829-5000. Come in and become a success story with a whiter, brighter smile today.