Enamel protects your inner teeth, and it is why your teeth look white. Without enamel, the teeth can not grow. If your enamel gets damaged, you start to have cavities, infections, tooth decay and feel your teeth getting increasingly sensitive. Recent research has proven that the first sign of enamel erosion is discoloration of your teeth. Afterward, the surface of your teeth may feel much rougher than before, you may have bad breath, and if not treated soon, cracks will begin to appear due to constant enamel erosion.
Therefore it is of the utmost importance that you stop enamel erosion immediately. When you eat, do you consider how acidic the food is? Any food with a ph level of less than 5.5 can harm the enamel. If exposure to acidic foods does not stop, then the enamel will begin to erode with time.
You can identify enamel erosion when you touch your teeth and find the surface rough or when you feel sensitive to hot and cold foods. Fizzy drinks, sodas, sports drinks, flavored waters, and lemonade all have a high ph level. It is best to consume them once in a while but not regularly.
If you do drink something acidic, then try using a straw. If the acidic drink does not come in contact with your teeth, there may be much less damage. Brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste protects the enamel and your dentist will also recommend the same.
If you feel that you are suffering from enamel erosion, visit your dentist at the earliest.
Your dental health rests on how strong your enamel is. Visit your dentist regularly and take care of what you eat to keep your enamel safe. If you feel that your layer of enamel is beginning to erode, contact us at Waller Dental. Every day, you hold back. It is the enamel that is lost. Call us today at 936-372-2673 to book an appointment.