Are you worried about the health of your teeth? Damaged tooth enamel can cause a lot of trouble for you if you don’t do anything to restore your enamel. Please keep reading to learn what commonly causes damage and how you can repair this damage.
To set up a free consultation with us, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately. Our world-renowned Los Angeles dentist Dr. Anthony Mobasser is here to help your smile look and feel its best.
What Causes Damaged Tooth Enamel?
Several things can cause damage to your enamel. The things you eat and drink can affect your enamel. Acidic foods and drinks in moderation are okay, as long as you rinse your mouth out and brush your teeth after consuming them.
Energy drinks, coffee, and soda are all examples of drinks that can erode your enamel. Foods such as oranges and lemons are also acidic and can cause damage to your teeth, and it is important to clean your teeth after consuming them to minimize damage.
Stomach acid is also very damaging to tooth enamel. Chronic heartburn, GERD, morning sickness, or bulimia can all lead to the erosion of your enamel. The contents of your stomach are very acidic.
How to Treat Damaged Tooth Enamel
If stomach acid is the culprit to your damaged tooth enamel, it is important to consult your doctor about treating your condition.
If you drink coffee or soda throughout the day, you may want to limit your consumption or improve what you do to help prevent its damaging effects.
Saliva can help with the remineralization of your tooth enamel. To promote saliva production, make sure to stay adequately hydrated. You can also eat foods high in fiber or chew sugarless gum to improve your saliva production. Saliva does a great job of repairing your damaged tooth enamel.
A repairing toothpaste with sodium fluoride and potassium nitrate can restore and harden your enamel. These kinds of toothpaste are effective in the remineralization of teeth.
You can also receive special treatments from your dentist to restore your teeth. These treatments are more powerful and effective than OTC solutions at the store.
My Tooth Enamel is Damaged Beyond Repair
What do you do if your teeth are damaged beyond repair? If you have not done anything to prevent or slow down the damage to your enamel, it can result in decay and erosion, which means you may have irreparable damage.
Thankfully, our Los Angeles dentist is experienced in restoring smiles.
If enough of your tooth structure is salvageable, you can replace your damaged teeth with porcelain veneers.
If there is no saving your tooth or any of its remaining structure, it may need to be extracted. We can replace a missing tooth with a dental implant. If several teeth are missing, you can have a dental bridge close in the gaps.
We strongly urge you to reach our office immediately to schedule your free consultation to discuss your treatment options.
Your Free Consultation with a World-Renowned Los Angeles Dentist
Are you looking for a way to improve your oral health? Damaged tooth enamel can lead to a lot of dental issues. We can help you get the treatment you need, whether you want to protect and strengthen your teeth or repair the existing damage.
Please do not wait to give us a call. You can set up your free consultation with Los Angeles dentist Dr. Anthony Mobasser today. Reach out to learn more about how we can help.