What effects does dental erosion have on your smile? Dental erosion, sometimes referred to as enamel erosion, is the process of harmful acids chewing through your tooth enamel thereby causing tooth decay and cavities. However, dental erosion is not a natural process and should be prevented at all costs.
One of the main causes of dental erosion begins with the addition of sugars to your mouth. Harmful bacteria and plaque buildup in your mouth can use sugars to create harmful acids that eat through the protective layer on your teeth. By eliminating sugars from your diet, you can drastically lower your risk of dental erosion.
Dental erosion is also possible by neglecting your oral health care. In order to wash away sticky substances from your teeth and gums, you should practice safe oral health care techniques every day. This includes brushing and flossing daily and using the appropriate dental tools in the process. The longer your teeth are exposed to food residue, the greater the likelihood for dental erosion to occur.
For a diagnosis and dental erosion treatment, please contact James C. Ma to book an appointment with Dr. James C. Ma and our team at our dentist office in Bakersfield, California. Call us at 661-324-9709. Let us help you achieve a healthy smile!