Erosion of the tooth enamel is one of the many causes of tooth pain. Tooth erosion occurs when excess acid wears away the tooth enamel, which is the hard, outer layer that gives teeth their structure. In general, the calcium that occurs naturally in saliva will help neutralize the acid in the foods you eat and protect your tooth enamel from erosion. But if you consume a lot of highly acidic foods or drinks, the calcium in your saliva may not be able to keep up. Pure fruit juice and any type of carbonated drink (even diet soda) are highly acidic, so if you drink large amounts of these beverages, you may be increasing your risk for tooth erosion.
Symptoms of tooth erosion include the following:
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You can reduce your risk for tooth enamel erosion by keeping acidic foods to a minimum. If you drink carbonated drinks or fruit juice, use a straw to minimize the drink’s contact with your teeth or drink them with meals. Chewing sugar-free gum helps by encouraging your mouth to produce more saliva to help the teeth recover from exposure to excess acid.
To help protect and restore your enamel be sure to follow a complete oral hygiene routine of:
Brush teeth twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste like
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neutralize plaque bacteria and prevent gingivitis while also repairing weakened
enamel. To further protect enamel and gums, switch to an electric toothbrush
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Floss at least once a day to remove food particles and plaque. Pair standard string floss with the
Oral-B Water Flosser Advanced which features customizable intensities to help remove plaque bacteria and leftover food particles.
See your dentist every six months for professional cleanings and checkups.
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