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The outermost layer of your teeth is made up of a hard substance made from carbonated crystals! It’s called tooth enamel. However, as durable as it may be, it can certainly be damaged. Harmful acids and plaque can slowly eat away at your enamel, resulting in tooth decay and dental damage. This is called dental erosion. Here are some things you can do to defeat dental erosion:

– Supplementary to your oral health routine, use products that can help clean your mouth after meals, such as antiseptic mouthwash or sugarless chewing gum.

– Try to eat healthy snacks, and avoid meals that are high in acid. If you do eat acidic foods, combine them with other ph balancing foods such as dairy and protein.

– Focus on making sure saliva is readily being produced in your mouth to avoid the effects of dry mouth.

-Wait at least 30 minutes after eating to brush your teeth, especially after eating acidic foods. Brushing before then can cause abrasion damage due to heightened tooth sensitivity.

If you are looking to restore your tooth enamel, Dr. Federico Lago and our team at Zicherman, Lago, and Associates, PC can offer you a special fluoride treatment. You can reach us by calling us at 978.535.2500. Simply book a reservation to see us at our office in Peabody, Massachusetts, and we’ll join you in the fight to defeat dental erosion.