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Because dental erosion is a threat your oral health, You need to take steps to prevent it, and to treat it if it should occur.

To help keep your smile safe, make sure that any risks for dental erosion are minimized as much as possible. Enamel erosion can be caused by something as simple as stomach acids traveling up your esophagus and into your mouth. This happen because of acid reflux disease and heartburn. Even if you help take medications to limit the risks of acid reflux disease, they can lead to dry mouth, which is a known for causing dental erosion. Furthermore, the excessive consumption of soft drinks, fruit drinks or any other products that are heavily laden with sugars has been known to damage your tooth enamel through the production of acid. If your teeth are exposed to acid from your stomach or your diet, you should brush your teeth 30 minutes later to avoid dental damage.

You should take steps to limit the plaque buildup in your mouth by brushing and flossing on a daily basis. You can also use mouthwash, and chew sugarless gum. Sugarless gum stimulates the production of saliva which will neutralize the acids in your mouth,

For more information concerning dental erosion or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brock Barras and the rest of our team, please contact us at our dentist office in Lafayette, Louisiana, by calling (337) 443-4912. Barras Family Dentistry wants to help you fight back and get the smile you deserve!