Preventing Dental Erosion

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The enamel on your teeth is important It not only gives your teeth their white color, but it is the first layer of protection between your tooth, and the food debris, acids, plaque, and other substances that can cause cavities and other problems for your teeth.

Your tooth enamel is the toughest substance in your body. Be that as it may, it is not impervious to damage. Acid can wear the enamel down, leaving your tooth vulnerable. If your teeth strike each other at improper angles, or if you habitually grind or clench your teeth, your enamel can be damaged.

Although citrus fruits are good for your body, they also contain acids that can attack your enamel. You should enjoy your fruit with a glass of water to rinse away the acids. If you are feeling thirsty, instead of reaching for a soft drink enjoy some water right out of the tap. Soft drinks contain sugar, and diet drinks are high in acid. If you suffer from acid reflux, the acids from your stomach can damage your teeth, and you should avoid any foods that trigger your reflux. Morning sickness during pregnancy can have the same effect, so you should rinse your mouth after a bout of morning sickness.

However, protecting your tooth enamel is as easy as brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day, and seeing your dentist for your regular cleanings and exams. If it has been a while since you have seen a dentist, you have a problem with your teeth, or if you are looking for a dentist for your family, why not take time out to meet with Dr. Lawrence Zabner? To make an appointment at Lawrence Zabner, DMD in Toluca Lake, California, call 818-766-5246 today. We look forward to helping you improve your smile.