If you consume acidic beverages on a regular basis or you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits it can cause an acidic environment to develop in your mouth. This is even more of a concern if you struggle with an eating disorder. The longer the situation goes without treatment or remediation the more likely you are to suffer from enamel erosion. When this happens the mineral density of your tooth enamel weakens leaving you at increased risk of suffering from cavities and tooth sensitivity.
One way to address an issue like this is to increase your overall exposure to fluoride. This can help to remineralize your tooth enamel. You might also want to reconsider your food and beverages choices. Limiting acid exposure during your average day can help maximize the benefits of fluoride.
At your routine dental checkup at our dental office, one of our dental specialists will monitor the health of your teeth and gums. If they notice signs of enamel erosion on your teeth, they can help develop an effective treatment plan. This often includes administering a fluoride treatment and possibly using prescription daily fluoride supplements to strengthen the tooth enamel against decay.
If you live in the Austin, Texas, area and you have concerns about enamel erosion on your teeth, please call 512-327-6947 to schedule a checkup at Barton Oaks Dental Group. Our skilled dental specialists, Dr. Neeley, Dr. Nemeth, Dr. Hayashi, Dr. Grimm, and Dr. Bradley look forward to helping you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile!