Preventing Enamel Erosion | Jim Schall DDS

Are you noticing white spots on your teeth? Sensitivity or cracks? These could be signs of enamel erosion, a condition that can lead to various dental problems if left untreated.

Tooth enamel, the hardest substance in the body, serves as a protective shield for your teeth.

However, it can erode due to various factors, including:

  1. Dietary Habits:
    Consuming sugary or acidic foods and drinks, like soft drinks and fruit juices, can wear down enamel over time. Limiting these items can help protect your teeth.
  2. Other Factors:
    Acid reflux, recurrent vomiting, and gastrointestinal issues can also contribute to enamel erosion. Additionally, habits like teeth grinding or brushing too hard can damage enamel.

Preventing enamel erosion involves adopting good dental habits and making smart dietary choices:

  • Moderate Consumption:
    Limit your intake of sugary and acidic foods and drinks.
  • Boost Saliva Production:
    Drinking water and chewing sugar-free gum can stimulate saliva, which helps neutralize acids in your mouth.
  • Healthy Diet:
    Replace white bread with whole grains and include more cheese and yogurt in your diet. These foods are rich in calcium and can help strengthen your teeth.

Regular visits to Smile Partners and Dr. Jim Schall DDS are crucial for maintaining your oral health. During your appointments, our team will conduct a comprehensive examination to detect any signs of enamel erosion and provide appropriate solutions.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Schedule your next visit with Smile Partners today to keep your smile healthy and bright.

Smile Partners
Phone: 410-939-4030
333 Green Street
Havre de Grace, MD 21078