Tooth Enamel Erosion Can Lead to Several Dental Health Problems

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Your tooth enamel is made from a dense matrix of microscopic minerals. As you go about your average day acidic beverages you consume such as coffee, tea, and soft drinks, can gradually erode a small amount of tooth enamel minerals.

If you are lax with your daily oral hygiene routine, or you don’t brush with a toothpaste that includes added fluoride the enamel density of your tooth enamel could start to erode. As this starts to happen, it can leave your teeth at increased risk of suffering from cavities and tooth sensitivity problems.

One way to address an issue like this is to increase the overall fluoride exposure of your teeth. One of the special properties of fluoride helps to remineralize your tooth enamel.

Your routine dental checkup, with Dr. Frank Russomanno, Jr. will monitor the health of your teeth and gums. If they notice signs of enamel erosion on your teeth, Dr. Frank Russomanno, Jr. can help develop an effective treatment plan. This often includes administering a fluoride treatment and using prescription daily fluoride supplements.

You might also want to reconsider your food and beverages choices. This can help maintain the mineral density of your tooth enamel, thus allowing fluoride to maximize its effect.

If you live in the Oakdale, Minnesota, area and you have concerns about enamel erosion on your teeth, you should call 651-731-6464 to schedule a checkup at Oakdale Family Dentistry.