Your tooth enamel is a strong shell that protects your teeth and fights dental issues. Sadly, there are things in the world today that can harm that shell and make your chompers vulnerable. One of those things is enamel erosion. This problem erodes the enamel, exposes the underlying dentin, and promotes the creation of cavities. When this happens, you likely experience tooth sensitivity, tooth discoloration, cracked teeth, and rounded teeth.
Unfortunately, there are many things that could cause enamel erosion, and those things are:
It’s best to avoid these things and exposure to acid as much as possible. If you can’t do so, it’s important to eat and drink acidic things with your meals, use a straw when drinking an acidic beverage, wash the acid down with water, swap out carbonated drinks with milk or water, and wait before brushing your teeth after exposing them to acid (it’s best to wait at least 30 minutes).
Call Great Smiles of NY at 718-275-7300 today if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about enamel erosion in Rego Park, New York. Also, if you think you have eroded tooth enamel (refer to the mentioned symptoms), it’s best to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Jacob Avner, when you get the chance. Our dental team is excited to help you and your smile!