Tooth Enamel Erosion

Worried about tooth enamel erosion? While this is
an irreversible condition, our experienced team can
help prevent it from advancing any further.

Common Problems

Are you concerned about tooth enamel erosion? 

Can you feel dents, tiny chips, or cracks in your teeth? Worried that your teeth are yellowing or becoming increasingly sensitiveThis could be caused by tooth enamel erosion. While it’s an irreversible condition, our experienced team can prevent it from advancing, by providing a dental plan tailored just for you.

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Tooth enamel erosion explained

Tooth enamel is the hard, outer surface of teeth and also the strongest surface in the body. Yet it can be worn away over time, exposing the softer, more vulnerable dentine beneath. And unfortunately, it doesn’t grow back. 

Several factors may cause damage to teeth enamel, including: 

  • Consuming sugary drinks 
  • Eating high-sugar foods 
  • Brushing too hard and too often 
  • Bruxism
  • Certain medications such as aspirin 
  • Acid reflux disease 
  • Dry mouth 
  • Genetics 

Signs of tooth enamel erosion

The major indicators of enamel erosion include: 

  • Indentations on teeth
  • Yellowish teeth
  • Tiny chips and cracks appearing in teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity 
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How to prevent tooth enamel erosion

There are several steps you can take to help look after your tooth enamel. These include: 

  • Minimising or avoiding acidic food and drinks, particularly fizzy drinks
  • After consuming acidic food or drinks, wait at least an hour before brushing your teeth (this allows your saliva to neutralise the acid effects)
  • Chew sugar-free gum between meals to boost saliva production
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and don’t brush too hard
  • Use a specialist fluoride toothpaste 

While tooth enamel erosion cannot be reversed, we work with you to ensure your enamel is preserved as best as possible. Offering you expert advice and friendly guidance, we provide you with a tailored enamel erosion prevention plan. Contact us and request an appointment today. 

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