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In order to protect your smile, you need to limit the effects of dental erosion, also known as enamel erosion. If enamel erosion is not prevented, your tooth enamel can become worn due to acids slowly eating through it. If a hole in your tooth enamel forms, a cavity can quickly follow. To help lower your risk of cavities and dental erosion, always make sure you’re aware of the causes and use treatments to help minimize their effects.

Often, products in your diet can lead to enamel erosion. Keep in mind that the excessive consumption of soft drinks or fruit drinks or any other products that are high in sugar can cause dental erosion, as plaque buildup in your mouth can convert sugars in your mouth into acids, and those drinks may also contain acid.

To help combat enamel erosion, make sure that you always practice effective oral hygiene routines on a daily basis. Not only do you need to make sure that you’re brushing twice daily and flossing once a day, consider using chewing sugarless gum to help produce additional saliva, as saliva is important for neutralizing acids in your mouth.

When you are ready to schedule a dental erosion prevention treatment with N.J. Nicastro Dental PC at our dental office in Port Jefferson Station, New York, you can call us at 631-928-2020. Dr. Nicholas Nicastro Jr. and our entire team look forward to cleaning your smile.