Treatments for Enamel Erosion

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Do you suffer from enamel erosion? If so, your tooth enamel is likely wearing down and weakening because of the increased exposure to acid and reduced exposure to fluoride. It’s best to treat enamel erosion as soon as possible before bigger dental problems occur, like cavities. Fortunately, our dentist, Dr. Ted Grossman, has many treatment suggestions for you. Those are:

-Increase your fluoride exposure (Fluoride can help because it’s a natural mineral that strengthens the tooth enamel. You can increase your exposure by drinking fluoridated water, using fluoride toothpaste and using a fluoride mouthwash.)

-Get a professional fluoride treatment (A professional fluoride treatment exposes your teeth to fluoride more than any over-the-counter fluoride product will. This can further strengthen the teeth.)

-Keep up on oral hygiene (Make sure to brush, floss, and rinse regularly. However, it’s important to avoid brushing until 30 minutes after you have consumed something acidic.)

-Visit your dentist regularly (It’s important to visit your dentist every six months.)

-Consider a dental bonding treatment (This treatment is necessary when your erosion is at a dangerous level.)

-Consider dental veneers (This treatment is necessary when your erosion is at a dangerous level.)

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about the treatments for enamel erosion in Exton, Pennsylvania, please contact Lionville Family Dentistry when you get the chance. All you need to do is dial 610-363-6660 and we will be more than happy to help you!