The outer tooth enamel layer on each of your teeth is composed of a dense accumulation of microscopic mineral crystals. This is what gives your teeth the ability to bite, and chew food before swallowing.
If you frequently consume acidic beverages each day, it can start to have a corrosive effect on the mineral density of your tooth enamel. This process of enamel erosion could also be accelerated by chronic plaque acids left in your mouth by an inconsistent daily oral hygiene routine.
If enamel erosion continues it can leave your teeth at increased risk of suffering from cavities and tooth sensitivity problems. At the same time demineralized tooth enamel can also weaken the bond with existing dental fillings and possibly contribute to dental fractures.
One way to address an issue like this is to increase your fluoride exposure. This helps to remineralize your tooth enamel.
Your routine dental checkup, with Dr. Alexander Santos will monitor the health of your teeth and gums. If he notice signs of enamel erosion on your teeth, Dr. Alexander Santos can help develop an effective treatment plan. This often includes administering a fluoride treatment and using prescription daily fluoride supplements.
If you live in the Chino Hills, California, area and you have tooth enamel erosion concerns, you should call 909-342-7945 to schedule a checkup at Chino Hills Family Dentistry.