At Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Buford GA, we are committed to helping our patients achieve a healthy, functional smile. We believe in educating our patients on proper oral health practices to help them maintain a healthy smile at home. One of the most common dental concerns is tooth enamel erosion. Tooth enamel erosion isn’t just limited to children, but patients from all walks of life can experience tooth enamel erosion if they do not properly care for their teeth. Once tooth enamel erosion has begun to take place, it can not be reversed. Dr. Alla Brown and Dr. Amanda Newberry offer a range of cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry service to help improve the function and aesthetic of a smile that has been damaged due to erosion. However, it is imperative that patients take the necessary steps to keep their enamel protected and avoid the need for complex dental treatment.
Protecting Your Enamel
- Minimize the number of acidic foods and beverages you consume. Acidic foods and beverages can harm the enamel over a period of time, leaving it susceptible to cavities, toothaches, tooth sensitivity, and discoloration.
- Drink more water and avoid sugary foods and beverages.
If dry mouth is the cause of your tooth enamel erosion, drinking water can help promote saliva productivity. It is important to drink the recommended amount of water to help flush out any bacteria or food particles that may be hiding between your teeth.
- Use ADA approved fluoride mouthwash and tooth paste. Fluoride mouthwash and toothpaste can help protect the enamel. Make sure you look for products with an ADA approved label. If you aren’t sure which products are right for you, Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry can answer any questions you may have.
- Visit our Buford, GA dentist office. Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers a full range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry services in our Buford dental office. Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry will thoroughly examine your smile and find the right treatment to restore function and beauty to your smile.
Visit Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Buford, GA
If you have a smile that has been damaged by tooth enamel erosion, visit our Buford dental office. Family dentists Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry will provide a comprehensive exam and determine which treatment is right for you. Patients can schedule an appointment online or call 678.926.9357
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