Enamel erosion occurs when the hard, outer layer of the teeth is worn away by acids. Because this layer of teeth is both protective and cosmetic, erosion can have a profound impact on the health and beauty of your smile. Significant erosion will lead to a yellowing of the teeth as dentin becomes exposed. It will also increase risks for tooth decay, infection, and sensitivity.
Many of the dentistry services offered by Garner family dentist Dr. Adam Moore can be used to address problems brought about by enamel erosion. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call (919) 772-1811 today.
A new study has found that soda and fruit juice are the leading causes of enamel erosion. Like all acidic foods and drinks, these beverages alter the pH balance in the mouth. While saliva naturally counters these variations, frequent consumption of soda and fruit juice prevent this natural protective step from taking place and greatly increase risks for oral health and beauty problems. The best way to counter this risk? Ideally, drinking no more than one of these beverages every two to three days.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with our experienced family dentist, please contact Moore Family Dentistry today. Dr. Moore provides customized dentistry services to people living in Garner, Cary, and all surrounding North Carolina communities.