Before we start, there are a couple of questions you need to ask yourself; a) Are you taking good care of your teeth? b) Are you taking the right preventive measures to ensure there is no erosion? The answer to these questions will determine your oral hygiene and extent of erosion in the teeth if any. It is essential to be aware of the food and drink items that are likely to erode the enamel of the teeth. Although the enamel is strong, it is vulnerable to certain food items which gradually lead to its wear and tear. Moreover, your lifestyle choices play an important role in determining your oral hygiene and health.
Let’s take a closer look at what the enamel is, risks of tooth erosion, signs of tooth erosion, its causes and preventive measures avoid to erosion.
The crown of the tooth (the part that can be seen outside the gums) is covered by the enamel. The enamel is responsible for protecting your teeth from weathering caused by biting, chewing, grinding, and crunching. As mentioned before, the enamel is fairly strong but it is vulnerable to chipping and cracking.Once the tooth is cracked the damage is permanent unlike bones which can be restored or repaired. As the enamel does not have any living cells, the body does not have the ability to repair the chipped or damaged enamel.
Risks of tooth erosion
When the enamel of the teeth wears out, the chances of tooth decay shoot up significantly. Although minor cavities may not cause problems initially, it may cause an immense amount of pain once the decay enters the tooth and affects the nerves of the tooth.
Signs of tooth erosion
Causes of tooth erosion
Preventive measures to avoid tooth erosion
Tooth erosion can lead to several dental complications in the future if not dealt with at the right time. Apart from bringing changes in your lifestyle, it is also essential to focus on self-care by brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist regularly.
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