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Why you Suffer from Enamel Erosion

Posted on 4/10/2015 by Fady Ebid

A diagram of a tooth with enamel erosion.The enamel of your teeth is like the skin on your limbs - it protects your teeth from damage and prohibits you from feeling pain. When that enamel starts to wear away, you could start to suffer in ways that you never imagined. It is like the old saying goes, "you never know what you have until it's gone." There are many reasons that you suffer from enamel erosion and oftentimes it is a quick and easy fix if you catch it early enough.

Dieting and Effects on the Enamel

A major culprit in enamel erosion is your diet. Americans today do not follow the healthiest diets; instead they consume large amounts of soda, coffee, wine and acidic foods. Each of these items can eat away at your enamel in significant amounts. You will not realize the effects right away, but it might seem like all at once, your enamel is eroded and you are dealing with sensitive teeth and an unsightly smile.

Eating Disorders/Digestive Issues
If your digestive system is not in good health, your teeth could suffer as a result. For example, if you have acid reflux, your teeth are exposed to acids on a regular basis - acids that are not meant to be on your teeth. In addition, if you suffer from an eating disorder and are chronically vomiting, the acids in the vomit will eat away at your teeth.

Enamel Erosion caused by Aging

There is nothing that is "normal" about the aging process including - enamel erosion, but it does happen. If you are not watching your diet, are suffering from digestive issues or are going through hormonal changes, your enamel is going to suffer. Rather than taking it in stride as a "part of the aging process," find ways to change it including eating a healthier diet, managing your hormones and getting help for your digestive issues.

Please contact us if you have any questions about enamel erosion.

Preparing For Your Visit
We look forward to meeting you and working with you to achieve full dental health. We ask that you complete your Patient Forms a minimum of two days prior to your scheduled appointment with Lake Pointe Dental - Marietta. This allows our front office team to fully prepare your dental insurance benefits for a comprehensive consultation.

Questions? Please feel welcome to call or email us for assistance.

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