Acid in the oral cavity is formed as the body’s response to food intake. Acid, however, may also damage your teeth. Dental erosion is the term used to define the combination of chemical demineralisation and mechanical micro-damages of tooth enamel on the cervical region of a tooth.
In the event of excessive consumption of acidic food and beverages, the possibility of tooth enamel erosion is greatly increased. In bruxists, people who grind their teeth excessively, wedge-shaped defects are frequently observed on the cervical region of a tooth. Other risk factors for the emergence of dental erosion include eating disorders such as bulimia, the return of gastric acid back up into the oesophagus, and smoking.
Dental erosion is frequently caused by improper brushing and over-brushing as well as the use of inappropriate toothbrushes, toothpastes, mouthwashes and other dental-care products
At Dental Medicine Practice, we will help you to build a solid foundation for the health of your teeth and help you eliminate tooth sensitivity due to acid erosion. Besides, we will also choose the most suitable treatment for your teeth.