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To help limit the effects of tooth decay and cavities, it’s always important to establish a safe and effective dental erosion prevention plan. Dental erosion, also known as enamel erosion, is an oral health condition that arises due to acids that slowly weaken and deteriorate your tooth enamel. Make sure to eat healthily and keep your mouth clean to help strengthen and protect your enamel at all times.

Protecting your smile against the risks of enamel erosion includes avoiding medications that produce dry mouth as a side effect. Dry mouth means your body will not be producing enough saliva and your risk for enamel erosion will drastically increase. Other risk factors for enamel erosion include genetic predispositions, environmental factors, excessive sugar consumption and heavy consumption of starches.

If you are suffering from dental erosion, you can help lower your risk and prevent further damage from arising thanks to proper oral hygiene. This includes brushing and flossing on a daily basis. Always use safe and effective tools that are non-abrasive. This includes brushes with soft bristles and non-abrasive toothpaste. You can also try using mouthwash or chewing sugarless gum after meals. It can help lower dental abrasion and increase saliva production.

If you are looking to restore your smile with enamel erosion treatments, contact Dr. Donald Hermansen and our team at Donald R. Hermansen DDS. Contact us by calling 650-716-2500 to set up a reservation to see us at our office in Redwood City, California.