Caring for your smile has never been more important than it is today. As long as you are constantly taking care of your smile, you can make sure that your risk for numerous oral ailments will remain low. To help diminish the risk of tooth enamel erosion, also known as dental erosion, you will need to do everything you can to prevent harmful acids from pooling in your mouth. This includes rinsing your mouth out to remove any food debris and plaque buildup that is present.
Protecting your smile from the risk factors of dental erosion include always being aware of what products are dangerous and what you can do to help prevent dental erosion from occurring. Be aware that dry mouth is a known condition which can help lower saliva in your mouth and increase your risk of dental erosion. In addition, excessive use of sugars or other enamel-eating products can cause dental erosion, as can acid reflux disease.
Your oral health care treatments play a key role in the prevention of dental erosion. You should always make sure you’re brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day as well. Always make sure you sing a brush that has soft bristles and floss that will not easily shred upon use. Furthermore, make sure you are using effective cleaning tools after eating including mouthwash or chewing sugarless gum.
For additional saliva in your mouth, you can chew extremely chewy foods that have a high-water content such as pears, apples, or carrots. These products are extremely beneficial for your oral health because they can help produce additional saliva, which is a natural substance that can wash away food debris, neutralize acids and help protect your mouth against the risk of dental erosion.
Never give up on your smile or your oral health care until you have visited with our dentist and learned more about dental erosion prevention treatments. To book an appointment with Creekside Dental Ellensburg, by contacting us at our dentist office in Ellensburg, Washington. Our number is 509-933-4800. Dr. Forrest Packard and our entire team look forward to your visit.