What Causes Dental Erosion?

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What Causes Dental Erosion?

Dental erosion is the natural result of wear-and-tear. Your teeth experience a lot of friction that wears down their outer coating each day. Good oral hygiene protects your teeth from long-term damage by removing any traces of sugar, acid, and plaque from their surfaces.

On the other hand, poor oral hygiene can accelerate the effects of friction on the tooth and cause teeth to break down. When the damage is extensive, you should have Teeth in a Day® in Plantation dental implants installed as soon as possible to save the broken tooth and prevent the spread of tooth decay.

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Are My Everyday Habits Leading to Dental Erosion?

Aside from poor oral hygiene, some of your daily habits contribute to the onset of tooth decay. These habits include: 

Drinking too many soft drinks and fruit juices 

Soda and fruit juices contain high amounts of sugar and citric acid. These two substances stick to the tooth’s enamel and provide a fertile breeding ground for bacteria. Beneficial conditions let these microorganisms dig into the hard shell and create cavities that lead to infection. 

Alcohol abuse 

Aside from being sugary and acidic, too many alcoholic drinks can also induce vomiting. Regurgitating the stomach’s content can spill stomach acids all over the teeth. These acids add to the damage already inflicted by the sugary and acidic substances from the drinks. 

Not drinking enough water 

Keeping the mouth hydrated optimizes saliva production. Your saliva contains enzymes that balance pH levels in your mouth and cleanses the teeth of residues.  

Acid reflux disease and other gastrointestinal ailments also cause frequent vomiting, making the mouth acidic. Anxiety and stress can develop into habits like teeth grinding that thins down the enamel. 

Symptoms of Dental Erosion 

Dental erosion is a gradual process and may take some time to develop into a severe condition. However, you should feel some symptoms that indicate its onset. These signals include: 

  • Hypersensitivity in teeth 
  • Cracked enamel 
  • Discoloration 
  • Yellow teeth 
  • Clear appearance in teeth 
  • Fractures 

Fractures usually signify that tooth decay is at its advanced stages. Your dentist may recommend crowns, oral surgery, or replacing the damaged teeth with Teeth in a Day® implant.

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