Did you know that acidic foods and beverages can wear away your enamel? Enamel is a calcium phosphate mineral and with contact with acid. Erosion usually shows up as hollows in the teeth and a general wearing away of the tooth surface and biting edges. When the enamel is worn away, the dentine underneath is exposed. This may lead to pain and sensitivity. Limiting your exposure to sodas, acidic fruit juices and carbonated beverages can help prevent tooth enamel erosion. If you are going to drink an acidic beverage, consider using a straw to avoid direct contact with your teeth.
Your dental health is not just about your healthy teeth and gums but it’s also an important part of your overall vitality. Dental health management is not a short term visit but a long term relationship between you and your dentist.
The Leesburg Family Smiles dental team has been providing our Loudoun County and Northern Virginia patients with the highest quality dental care since 1973. Led by Dr. Amanda Brown, Walter Collazo, and Kelly Lincoln, our expert dental care team is confident that we can provide you and your family with the utmost satisfaction in your oral care and hygienic services. We bring an unwavering dedication to your satisfaction that will leave you feeling comfortable, happy, and completely at ease in our warm and friendly office environment.
Use Low Abrasive Toothpaste
Not all toothpastes are created equal, there are a lot of options and depending on your specific dental care situation, some products may be more helpful than others. So we can not give blanket answers that apply to all situations. However, one contributor to tooth enamel is erosion is abrasive toothpaste.
“Abrasive toothpaste is only one of the causes of enamel erosion, but it is one of the most preventable. The ADA developed a scale called Relative Dentin Abrasivity (RDA) to assess toothpaste abrasiveness against a standard measurement. The higher the RDA score, the more abrasive the toothpaste is.”
The next time you come in, we can help you craft an at-home dental care regimen that can help you prevent tooth enamel erosion.
The Leesburg Family Smiles dental team firmly believes that the individual needs of each of our clients are unique and require excellent, personalized treatment. Our team takes pride in watching your dental health improve, and we are sure that our practice can provide you with the quality of dental service that you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the Leesburg Family Smiles dental team, and let us make the dental difference in your life that you’ve been waiting for.