Dental erosion means that Enamel is damaged by acidic corrosion. The enamel itself is very hard and is the outermost protective layer of the teeth, protecting the sensitive tissues inside the dental (Dentine). Without the protection of the enamel, the teeth become sensitive and painful. How can we protect the enamel from acid corrosion in order to maintain healthy teeth? Let’s take a look at the following information.
Causes of enamel acid erosion
Drinking non-alcoholic beverages containing excess phosphoric acid and citric acid
Drinking juice containing acidic substances
Dietary habits (high sugar, high starch)
Dry mouth or little saliva secretion (dry mouth disease Xerostomia)
Drugs (aspirin Aspirin, antihistamine antihistamine)
Gene (genetic disease)
Signs and symptoms of acidic dental erosion
The signs of tooth acid erosion are the loss of enamel on the surface of the tooth.
Specific signs and symptoms include:
Toothache, bad breath, pain in the gums
Teeth sensitive to cold or hot, sweet or sour foods
Holes or uneven teeth
Brown, black or white stains on the surface of the teeth
If you have some of the conditions listed above, please consult a physician for a more accurate diagnosis.
Remedy for tooth acid erosion
What should you do if experience severe pain on your teeth while you are eating? Here are two methods:
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clear the food residue stuck in the hole in the tooth hole. You can also use floss to remove food from the interdental or hole.
Do not use aspirin to fill painful teeth or gum tissue.
When should I see a doctor?
If you notice any abnormalities in your teeth or show any of the above signs, please visit your dentist as soon as possible.
Methods of preventing tooth acid erosion
There are a number of ways to protect tooth enamel. Here are 5 ways for your reference:
Drink a little faster, do not include drinks in your mouth or gargle with drinks, you can use a straw to avoid direct contact with your teeth
After meals, eat cheese or drink milk to avoid acidic substances in the mouth.
Chewing sugar-free gum helps saliva secretion to neutralize acidic substances in the mouth
Do not brush your teeth immediately after eating any acidic food or drink, but within an hour. This will help your teeth have more time to regenerate acid resistant minerals
Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste before bedtime, at least once during the day and floss at least once a day