Did you know that your tooth enamel is the hardest substance in or on your body? Did you know that it can actually rebuild itself? Your tooth enamel is extremely tough. But so are the bacteria in your mouth. They are striving to break down your enamel every day. When they succeed, we call this dental erosion. C.R. (Chip) Edwards, Jr., D.D.S. would like to inform you about signs of dental erosion and what you can do to give your teeth an extra boost.
Sugar, starches and acid are key contributors to dental erosion because they feed the bacteria that cause it. Limit your teeth’s exposure to these ingredients, and if you must eat them, combine them with other healthy tooth promoting foods containing calcium, phosphorus and fluoride. Drinking water after you eat can also rinse acids away from your teeth.
If your teeth are yellowing or seem transparent, your enamel may be weak or thin. Rounded teeth could also be signs of trouble.
If you see these signs, the best thing to do is to increase your exposure to fluoride. Use fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash regularly, drink fluoridated water, take fluoride tablets, or come to our dental office for a professional fluoride treatment.
If you have any questions or would like a fluoride treatment, don’t hesitate to give C.R. (Chip) Edwards, Jr., D.D.S. a call at (407) 322.6052. Our dentist, Dr. C.R. (Chip) Edwards, Jr., and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. We’re excited to hear from you soon!