Why Should I Prevent Enamel Erosion?

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Enamel erosion is the process of acid attacking the tooth enamel and wearing it away. This dental problem can be dangerous for your smile, which is why your dentist, Dr. Michael Scholes, recommends avoiding it altogether. You can do so by limiting the acidic exposure to your teeth and rinsing your mouth with water after consuming an acidic food or drink.

There are many reasons why you should prevent enamel erosion in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and a couple of those reasons are:

-Enamel erosion causes severe tooth sensitivity. This is because the tooth channels that lead to the nerve inside are opened.

-Enamel erosion causes tooth discoloration by wearing away the white shell (tooth enamel) and exposing the dentin layer beneath, which is a yellow color.

-Enamel erosion makes the teeth vulnerable to tooth chips and breaks because the enamel is so fragile.

-Enamel erosion makes the teeth vulnerable to the effects of tooth decay.

-Enamel erosion can change the shape of the teeth by creating indentations in their surfaces.

Would you like to know more? If so, don’t be afraid to contact Scholes Family Dental at 208-667-1578. Our dental team is here to help, so please don’t be afraid to contact us. We look forward to your phone call!