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Alternative Treatments For Tooth Enamel Loss
Can Ecigs cause tooth enamel erosion? I had a dark line on my front tooth that was fixed after a cleaning but it's back. Can Ecigs cause this?
Veneers: Dentin is the tooth structure below enamel, and it is yellowish in color. Thin/eroded enamel may allow more dentin to show through. If this is the case with your teeth, conventional whitening methods may be ineffective. You may need something to "mask" out the dentin showing through the translucent enamel, like porcelain veneers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a mouth breather at night while i sleep.Can my mouth breathing at night be causing my tooth enamel erosion and if it is, what can I do to stop it?
No: Dental erosion is not generally caused by mouth breathing. If you have teeth erosion, contact your dentist to find out the cause and how to prevent it. It could be your diet, frequency of food intake, gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), etc. You and your dentist should be looking into ways to strengthen your enamel. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dental consult: There are ways to prevent erosions and to treat them if you have them. The treatment would be dependent upon the cause, the extent, the location, your caries susceptibility, your oral hygiene and the degree of sensitivity of those teeth. There is insufficient room to discuss these factors on this website. Your dentist can examine you and discuss these issues with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acid: Wearing away of teeth structure usually caused by acid and bacteria is primarily a typical sign of erosion not just of enamel but of dentin as well. People suffering from gerd commonly get cavities on the cervical or neck part of the teeth where enamel is thinner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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