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Long-Term Effects of Acid Erosion on Your Teeth

Posted on 4/15/2019 by Rho Family Dentistry
Long-Term Effects of Acid Erosion on Your TeethAcid erosion is commonly found on many people's teeth across the country. It is a direct cause of eating and drinking a lot of acid-related products.

This can come with many long-term effects due to the erosion that is on the outside of the teeth. In order to prevent the erosion from happening, it is important that you protect your teeth for long term health.

The Long-Term Effects
Teeth that are affected by acid erosion will have reduced thickness of the tooth's enamel on the outside. This will lead to a change in the look, feel and texture of the tooth. It can even change the shape of the tooth entirely. Due to this, the tooth is not only more compromised and can break easier, but it might see a lot more decay and sensitivity.

The teeth might require a dental treatment to protect the dentin underneath the tooth depending on how bad the acid erosion is.

Protecting the Tooth

If you wish to prevent acid erosion from happening, it is important that you think about protecting the teeth. Regular brushing and flossing can reduce the loss of enamel on the outside of the teeth. It is important that you reduce the amount of drinks and food that you eat with high acidic levels.

This acid is what wears the teeth down. Rinsing your mouth out with water after eating or drinking these things can also help to reduce the amount of damage done to the teeth.

Speak with our office today regarding acid erosion that you may be dealing with. We can provide you with the best treatment plan to help you have a beautiful, healthier smile without the wear and tear that the acid erosion can do. Give us a call today to set up an appointment to come in and speak with one of our dental professionals.

Jeffrey J. Rho, DDS

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