Oral Health Outliers: Dental Erosion Prevention

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How effective are your oral health care cleaning techniques? Are you using proper methods and proper products to make sure that your teeth and gums are clean and free of any debris that may begin to collect? If you find yourself routinely suffering from dental erosion, visit your dentist to have cavities filled in.

Dental erosion could be an issue with your oral hygiene care. Make sure you go through all aspects of your oral hygiene care to provide appropriate treatment so that dental erosion cannot continue to occur. Assess all your risks for additional plaque buildup and make sure that you’re brushing and flossing daily. However, if your brush has just worn down and harmful acids continually to occur, it may be linked to a dirty brush. Furthermore, make sure your brush is nonabrasive by choosing a brush that has soft bristles.

Dental erosion will still typically occur after eating if you brush continuously when your teeth are sensitive. Instead, try switching to alternative cleaning utensils at this time, such as mouthwash or chewing gum. Make sure that if you are chewing gum after meals, use sugarless chewing gum to avoid the additional risks present with sugars.

Speaking of sugars, make sure that you avoid as much sugary sweet products as possible as these substances can be converted into acids in your mouth that contribute to dental erosion. Also, be aware that acid reflux disease, dry mouth and several other genetic and environmental factors can also upsurge your risk of dental erosion

Do you wish to learn more about dental erosion prevention and treatment procedures? If so, please call 540-886-1979 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alan J. White, D.D.S. at our dental office in Staunton, Virginia, for your oral health care treatments. Dr. Alan J. White and our expert team look forward to seeing you smile.