How To Protect Your Tooth Enamel From Erosion

Your enamel is one of the most important layers of your tooth. The enamel protects the tooth from decay and sensitivity. Once the enamel is damaged, it can not be restored naturally. It is important to take care of the enamel to prevent the need for complex dental treatment in the future.

Marietta, GA Dentist Dr. Michael H. Mulkey offers a variety of dental services for patients who have damaged tooth enamel. Dr. Mulkey suggests that patients practice healthy oral health habits at home to prevent damaged their tooth enamel and requiring the need for complex dental treatment.

Protecting Tooth Enamel

Visit Lost Mountain Dental in Marietta, GA at least twice a year for preventive care visits. Preventive care visits allow family dentist, Dr. Mulkey, to check your teeth to check for any signs of tooth enamel erosion. Practicing excellent oral hygiene habits and regularly visiting Lost Mountain Dental can help keep your smile healthy. You can also follow these tips to help keep your tooth enamel protected:

  • Try to stay away from sugary foods and beverages. Sugary foods and beverages contain acid that can break down your enamel. Sugary foods and beverages increase the risk of developing cavities and tooth decay if they are not properly removed from the mouth.
  • Drink more water. Water helps keep saliva circulating in the mouth. Saliva helps remove harmful bacteria and debris that can stick to your teeth and lead to the development of cavities.
  • Avoid consuming acidic foods and drinks. Acid can weaken the enamel, leaving it susceptible to tooth decay, cavities, and tooth sensitivity.
  • Try using a fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride can helps strengthen the enamel if used appropriately. Make sure you use an ADA approved fluoride toothpaste.

Schedule An Appointment

Lost Mountain Dental in Marietta, GA offers a range of service for patients with damaged tooth enamel. Dr. Mulkey can help provide you with the care you need to help restore health back to your smile. You can schedule an appointment online or call (678) 212-1280 for expert dental care in Atlanta, Marietta, and surrounding communities.