Archive for the ‘Dental Erosion’ Category

What Is Dental Erosion?

You may never ask why and how the erosion of teeth is formed, this article will explain why the erosion occurred in the teeth.

Dental erosion is the loss of dental hard tissue found on the surface of the teeth due to chemical processes, usually acid attack, without involving plaque. In our diet, some foods and beverages high in acids, and in susceptible individuals and under certain circumstances (Greater exposure to food and / or acidic drinks) it is possible that erosion may occur. A greater frequency of exposure can overwhelm the natural protective ability of the mouth, which varies between individuals.

It is advisable to avoid eating and drinking acidic foods and drinks during the day, limiting their consumption preferably to main meals, and brushing teeth at least twice a day using fluoride toothpaste. It has been suggested that it should avoid brushing teeth immediately after consuming acidic foods or beverages since the brushing in the presence of acid can increase wear of the teeth. Chewing sugarless gum also helps neutralize the effects of acids which stimulates saliva secretion and thus neutralize the action of acids.

Dental Erosion and Caries

Dental Erosion and Caries

Dental erosion is an injury caused by the acids in the diet that causes irreversible loss of tooth tissue. At present this injury has increased by changes in diet and increased consumption of juices and soft drinks. The citric acid, phosphoric, maleic, and other content in frequently consumed beverages are responsible for this injury can be particularly destructive in children if ingested in juice bottle, for extended periods and near the hour of sleep.

According to scientific evidence, how often you eat can be critical in the process of erosion. At bedtime, a bottle should
contain only water. Remember that to prevent tooth erosion, juices and soft drinks should not be administered frequently. Preferably drink them with meals.

Prevention is implementing a set of knowledge, actions and attitudes as early as possible.

Dental caries is a controllable disease. To achieve control we need to consider the following preventive measures: oral hygiene to disrupt the bacteria and food stuck to the teeth, streamline intake of carbohydrates from which microbes produce acids that demineralizating tooth; use fluoride pasta and topics to increase tooth resistance to the action of acids and monitored periodically according to risk.