Tooth Erosion or
Dental Erosion or Enamel Erosion or Loss of Enamel or
Enamel Tooth Loss or
Enamel Loss is severe loss of teeth structures or hard
dental tissues by acids that does not involve bacteria or germs. Facial,
visible surfaces of the teeth are most frequently affected.
dull, shallow depressions and deep wedge-shaped grooves; margins are not
|More than a half 14-year-old
school children have evidence of dental erosion.
of Dental Erosion?
|The most regular cause of tooth
erosion is excessive consumption of soft drinks such as fruit drinks,
fruit juices, carbonated drinks such as colas (sodas),
sports drink, and
Also erosive acids could be from frequent sucking of a
lemon, exposure to chlorinated water in swimming pool, and teeth contact
to regurgitated gastric fluids.
Common Complications and Problems of Enamel Erosion
Tooth erosion starts initially
in the enamel and, if not treated, may progress to involve the yellowish
Dental erosion can produce
Sensitive Teeth (sensitive tooth) or Teeth Sensitivity
(tooth sensitivity) or Teeth Hypersensitivity or Transient Minor
Toothache to hot or cold, or to very
sweet foods. This kind of Tooth Sensitivity cannot be controlled by
Normal color of the tooth is
changing in visible dull and yellowish appearance.
Advance of uncontrolled dental
erosion makes the first moves to thinner and shorter teeth. At some
point, the missing tooth structure requires the Teeth Restorations
(tooth restoration) or Dental Restorations (enamel tooth
So How Tooth
Erosion is it
Generally speaking, your early
treatment of tooth erosion is less painful and less expensive. The goal
of treatment is to preserve tooth structures and prevent further
destruction of the tooth.
Better oral hygiene should be
started with the use of a dental sealants,
tooth whitening, varnishing, contact fluoride
gel. The incorporated fluoride makes enamel and dentin more strong. We
include application of topical fluoride solutions as part of regular
The missing tooth structure
requires a Dental Restorations. Usually the composite or white fillings
will be needed to repair the small and larger dental erosions.
dental crowns or
caps require if not be enough tooth structure remaining.
How Can You
Avoid Tooth Erosion?
You can prevent tooth erosion
by choosing essential -
Sports Drink Dental Kit - 5 groups of OTC (over-the-counter) dental
products as described in
a Book "Sports Drink..." and
Drink and American Smile":
Toothbrush – less traumatic and preventing tooth abrasion
with Flat Brushing Plane – for equal gentle pressure on the teeth.
Toothpaste - no damage to the tooth surface;
Fluoride-containing Toothpaste – enhance acid resistance.
Fluoride Mouth Rinse
- enhance acid resistance; Use Non-Alcohol Mouth Rinses – less toxic
with and the same effective.
Fluoride Dental Floss
- enhance acid resistance; Use Nylon Dental Floss –for strength and
durability during application; Use Waxed Dental Floss –smooth surface
helps to prevent trauma to soft tissue.
Gum - contributes also for cavity prevention; Use Chewing Gum with RECALDENT®- play a role in teeth re-mineralization.
Brush and floss your teeth 2
times a day for about 2 minutes each time. Mouth rinse regularly and
|Looking forward to hearing from
Aleksandr V. Melekhin, DDS
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