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Could Eating Lemons As A Child Cause Acid Erosion On My Teeth
I read on the internet about acid erosion on teeth, and how dentist say it causes a sandblasted transcluscent look to teeth enamel.What does that mean?
Acid erosion: Acid erosion is caused by consuming acidic foods and drinks. The acids will remove the minerals in your teeth and cause them to be thinner, shorter, and weaker. Sometimes the teeth will be so, thin you can almost see thru them, this is called translucency. Be careful with your diet. See your dentist if you have concerns about acid erosion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your dentist: Treatment options for dental erosion vary depending on the severity of damage. For small erosion composite resin filling is recommended. If the enamel loss is significant, porcelain veneer or crown is recommended. The crown will protect the tooth from further decay. See your dentist foe evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No erosion...: ...But not good enough. For best results brush 2x/day 2 full minutes by the clock using a soft toothbrush and a pea-sized portion of fluoridated toothpaste. Don't forget to clean between teeth (floss/water pik) daily. Brush gently. The idea is to disrupt the soft, sticky bacterial plaque. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do at night to protect my teeth from further acid erosion from acid reflux? I am a mouth breather, and i know that makes it worst.
Talk to dentist: 1) sleep slightly elevated. 2) get soft, dentist-made mouthguards (upper & lower) that covers the whole tooth surface 3) rinse your mouth, prior to placing your mouthguard, with luke warm water with 1 tsp baking soda mixed in. 4) fill your guard with mi paste (non-fluoride) so long as you do not have a milk/dairy allergy 4) do not drink pop, avoid citrus, etc (acidy foods). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have acid erosion on my front teeth. Will the acid erosion continue to get worse if I am wearing a upper soft biteguard? I am a bad mouth breather.
Not much: Your bite guard will protect your teeth from the wear caused by grinding. It will not protect your teeth from the acids in your diet, such as soda ( even diet sodas are acidic) or from bulimia or from gerd. You may have a dry mouth from mouth breathing and this can cause additional tooth problems. Talk with your dentist and your md about this concerns. Md can help with gerd and breathing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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