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Dental erosion is the development of treacherous substances, including harmful acids found in foods and drinks, gradually wearing down the tooth enamel present on our teeth for defense. If the erosion remains unimpeded, erosion can ultimately lead to tooth failure. Dental erosion care is essential if you wish to protect your smile.

The best smiles are possible with dental erosion care. Facts about dental erosion include:

– Prevent erosion by making sure saliva is readily being produced in your mouth to avoid the effects of dry mouth.

– Always eat healthy snacks and never eat or drink products with an extremely low pH level. If you cannot avoid eating acidic foods, always eat them with a larger meal.

– To boost your oral health, use products that can increase your saliva production after meals, including sugarless chewing gum.

-To protect your teeth after eating, do not immediately use a brush and toothpaste, as this could cause abrasion damage due to heightened tooth sensitivity. As a substitute, try using a supplemental dental cleaning tool such as mouthwash or chewing gum.

If you think you have dental erosion, please call Matthew Jelinek so we can get you in to see Dr. Matthew Jelinek and our team as soon as possible. Our office is located in Shakopee, Minnesota, and we can be reached at 952.233.1020. Let us help you achieve a healthy smile!