Erosion damage on the teeth

Erosion damage on the teeth


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Teeth erosion is becoming more common, not least for younger people. What causes erosion on the teeth and what can be done about it?

Why erosion damage occurs
Erosion is caused by acidic substances which dissolve the outer layer of the tooth surface. The following are common causes of low pH, or acidity, in the mouth:
- Consumption of acidic beverages or foods, such as soda, juice and acidic fruits.
- Medication
- Acid reflux or vomiting
 
How you discover erosion damage on the teeth
It’s not always easy to discover yourself, but the most common signs are a matte or uneven tooth surface, tooth sensitivity and a darkened tooth color. If you suspect that you may have erosion damage on your teeth, please contact your dentist or dental hygienist.
 
Prevent tooth erosion
- Visit your dentist regulary for check-ups. The dentist can discover early signs of erosion and make sure you get help before severe tooth erosion damage occurs.
- Eat at regular meal times
- Avoid acidic beverages and fruits as much as you can
- Rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking

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