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Are you aware that your oral health can be improved with dental erosion treatments? Because acidic foods can erode your tooth enamel, prevention is necessary to keep your smile in tip-top shape. Speak with your dentist about which products will require extra caution, and which ones should be avoided completely. For beginners, avoid all types of sour treats, as the acidic content is so high in some of them, it is nearly the equivalent of battery acid.

Even though toothpaste is effective at keeping your mouth clean and clear of harmful acids, it should never be used when your teeth are highly sensitive, specifically after eating meals. To prevent potential abrasion as the result of toothpaste during this time, alternative cleaning tools such as chewing sugarless gum and using mouthwash should be used instead.

Dental erosion is most often the result of harmful acids in your mouth constantly bombarding your tooth enamel until holes and cracks begin to appear. Over time, harmful acids can completely eat through tooth enamel. Foods with high acid levels place your mouth at a greater risk for dental erosion to occur.

For additional help with dental erosion, Dr. Shelly Montes and our team at Montes Periodontics & Implant Dentistry are here to give you the smile you desire. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Cumming, Georgia, please contact us at 770-781-3685 to speak with a member of our team. We look forward to upgrading your smile!