Teeth and Gums 101: Dental Erosion

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Tooth enamel is a thin layer that lies across your teeth and guards them against dangers that seek to destroy your smile. Are you aware that acidic foods are strong enough to eat through tooth enamel? This process is called dental erosion and can be the result of a myriad of factors.

One of the main origins of dental erosion starts with the addition of sugars to your mouth. Hazardous bacteria and plaque buildup in your mouth can transform sugars into harmful acids that eat through the protective layer on your teeth. By removing sugars from your diet, you can drastically lower your risk of dental erosion.

Dental erosion is also caused by neglecting your oral health care. To wash away sticky materials from your teeth and gums, you should always practice safe oral health care techniques daily, including brushing and flossing daily while using the proper dental tools in the process. The longer your teeth are exposed to food debris and harmful acids, the greater the likelihood for dental erosion to take place.

Dental erosion treatments may be the dentistry service you need. For an oral examination at Ortega Dental Winter Park at our dentist office in Winter Park, Florida, please book an appointment with Dr. Jennifer Ortega and our team by calling 407-645-3636. Come in and become a success story with a whiter, brighter smile today!