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One of the chief causes of tooth enamel damage is dental erosion brought on by acidic foods. Acids in your mouth can burrow all the way down to your root, causing cavities and increase the likelihood of pulp damage and infection. For a better understanding of the basics of dental erosion, listed below are principles concerning dental erosion:

-Brushing your teeth will clean your tooth enamel and defend your teeth against cavities.
-Your body’s natural saliva can help eradicate harmful acids in your mouth that can lead to tooth decay.
-Foods and drinks that have a low pH level will raise your risk of dental erosion.
-Try to brush with a toothbrush and toothpaste that is not abrasive, as abrasive products can damage your teeth if they are improperly used.
-Snacks should be eaten as part of large meals to guarantee their effects on your smile will be limited.
-Acidic foods such as sour sweets can and will eat away at your tooth enamel.
-Stopping dental erosion begins with your diet, so always make the proper food choices, including limiting unhealthy sweets and treats that are high in sugar.
-Sugary sweets and drinks can raise your risk of dental erosion.

If you are looking to restore your pearly whites or enhance your smile further, contact Dr. Haefner and our team at I Smile Mathis Ferry Dentistry. We can be reached by calling us at 843-884-1215 to book a reservation to see us at our office in Mount Pleasant, SC. We look forward to hearing from you soon!