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Tooth Erosion at First Dental Studio

smiling person with white teethTooth erosion is a common issue characterised by the gradual loss of tooth structure due to acid exposure, impacting both enamel and gum tissues. Prevention remains vital in combating tooth erosion. By practising good oral hygiene, maintaining a balanced diet, and addressing underlying health issues, individuals can safeguard their teeth against acid-induced erosion and preserve their smiles for years to come.

Understanding the Dangers of Tooth Erosion

Tooth erosion primarily results from acidic substances that wear down the protective layers of teeth and surrounding tissues. Common culprits include acidic beverages like soft drinks, improper dietary habits, acid reflux, and medications contributing to enamel damage. Acidic erosion often shows up as thinning enamel, yellowish lesions, sensitivity, and a chalky appearance on teeth.

While acidic erosion may stem from various sources, at First Dental Studio, we emphasise the importance of understanding and mitigating risk factors. Whether it’s frequent consumption of acidic drinks, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or medications with acidic side effects, being mindful of these triggers is crucial in preventing further erosion.

Making Dietary and Lifestyle Adjustments

Managing tooth erosion starts with dietary modifications. While entirely eliminating acidic foods and drinks may not be feasible, maintaining a balance with water consumption can help neutralise acids and stimulate saliva production. Saliva acts as a natural protector, buffering acids and remineralising enamel.
In cases where erosion stems from underlying conditions like acid reflux, seeking medical advice is essential. Addressing the root cause through anti-reflux medications can help manage acid levels and reduce the risk of further erosion.
For existing damage, applying fluoride varnish or custom fluoride treatments may aid in strengthening enamel and reducing sensitivity. Additionally, fillings may be recommended for severely damaged areas to improve aesthetics and alleviate discomfort.

Promoting Better Oral Health

Take proactive steps to protect your teeth from erosion. Contact our practice for personalised guidance, preventive care, and expert insights to maintain optimal oral health. Let’s work together to keep your smile bright and healthy!


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