You should always visit us if you are in need of a tooth restoration. However, damage prevention is often essential to keep your smile safe, so frequent visits to your prosthodontist for tooth restorations are needed. You can visit us for routine check-ups and professional cleanings, which could be highly effective for targeting areas that you may have missed with your oral health care daily treatments. One common condition to watch for is dental erosion.
Numerous risk factors and causes are associated with dental erosion. It is important to understand the risk factors, so you can help prevent the disease from destroying your smile. Acid reflux disease is a known cause of dental erosion due to the fact that it can cause hot flashes to travel up through your throat and into your mouth. Other common risk factors for dental erosion include the excessive consumption of sugars and other harmful products such as starches. Furthermore, genetic predispositions and medications that produce dry mouth can greatly contribute to the presence of dental erosion.
To help treat your smile well and prevent dental erosion from occurring, always make sure you are practicing oral health care cleaning habits that include brushing your teeth twice a day and brushing once a day as well. In addition, make sure you are using safe and effective tools such as brushes with soft bristles and shed-resistant dental floss. Saliva production is also extremely important in the prevention and treatment of dental erosion. Thus, make sure your mouth produces additional saliva by chewing foods that are high in water or try chewing sugarless gum after meals. Saliva is a natural substance that can help wash away food debris and harmful acids associated with dental erosion.
Building a better oral health regime begins on the back of dental erosion prevention treatments. When you are ready to visit the prosthodontic office of Northport Prosthodontics in Northport, New York, for dental erosion prevention treatments, you can book an exam by calling us at 631-262-0644. Dr. John Poulos and our entire team look forward to providing you with the dental erosion prevention treatments you need.