Modern Dietary Habits causing Enamel Erosion


Did you know about one third of population's teeth are dissolved because of the acid either from food or from stomach? 

Erosive enamel is a very common condition in the mouth where the tooth wears down from acidic food, sweets and alcoholic drinks.  

Frequent vomiting and acid reflux or heart burn can be very destructive to  the enamel of your teeth, so if you are suffering from this, seek medical advice from your dentist to prevent further damage to your smile.  This  will also cause sensitive teeth.

Tips on how to prevent erosive enamel:

- Eat foods that stregthen enamel. Calcium plays a vital role in fighting the bacteria that cause decay and strengthing our enamel. It would dramactially improve your chances of erosive enamel by incorporating calcium rich foods such as yogurt, almonds, and broccoli into your daily diet.

-Chew sugarless chewing gum that will produce more saliva, and it will  neutrilize the acid.

-Avoid eating 3 hours before bed time that will help to reduce frequency of heart burn.

-Avoid consumption of alcoholic drinks.

- Getting your regular dental visit at our Worcester, MA office for examintion by your dentist will help you manage detoriation of enamel. 

Dr. Patel Nikhil Patel, DMD

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