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Dental erosion is a serious oral health disorder that is commonly caused by harmful acids that eat through your tooth enamel. When acids begin to pool in your mouth, they can erode your tooth enamel and leave the root of the tooth and pulp vulnerable to damage and infection from bacteria. Protect your tooth enamel by limiting the effect of harmful acids in your mouth.

Chewing sugarless gum after meals has been shown to produce additional saliva, which is a known acid fighter. In addition, mouthwash is also effective. Standard cleaning tools such as brushing and flossing are also vital for your oral health routine to ensure your teeth remain safe from harmful acids.

Avoid foods that have low pH levels, such as sour snacks and treats, as well as other highly sugary foods. When sugar is introduced to your mouth, harmful bacteria in plaque within your mouth can convert the sugars into acids that cause dental erosion to occur. Foods that are already highly acidic, such as tomatoes and citrus fruits, should also be avoided or eaten with meals to help neutralize their acidity.

If you would like to experience the life-changing transformation that a tooth restoration can provide, please stop by Sylvan S. Stern, DDS for an oral exam from Dr. Sylvan Stern and our team at our amazing dentist facility in Southfield, Michigan. Schedule your visit by calling us at 248-559-0995. We look forward to helping you soon!