Do you want to prevent enamel erosion? Enamel erosion is a dental problem that can weaken your teeth and promote further dental problems, such as cavities and tooth cracks. To prevent enamel erosion, our dentist, Dr. Kenneth Klassen, has some tips for you.
-Avoid acidic foods and drinks. Acid attacks your tooth enamel and weakens it. Acids are the biggest culprits of enamel erosion. When you lose tooth enamel, your teeth are vulnerable to decay and tooth cracks.
-Use fluoride. Fluoride is a natural mineral that strengthens the tooth enamel. When you expose your teeth to fluoride, your entire smile is strengthened. So, make sure to use fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash and by have professional fluoride treatments if your dentist recommends it.
-Wait to brush. When you eat or drink something acidic, if you brush immediately, the could cause more damage. So, wait for 30 minutes after you eat to brush your teeth.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to know more about how to prevent enamel erosion in Clovis, California, please reach out to Kenneth Klassen, D.D.S. and talk to a member of our dental team. All you need to do is dial 559-299-9211 and we will be happy to help you!