Enamel Erosion Can Increase Your Chances of Suffering a Dental Fracture

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Inconsistent oral hygiene practices and the frequent consumption of acidic beverages can gradually start to demineralize your tooth enamel. This is even more likely to be an issue if you don’t brush your teeth with a fluoridated toothpaste that’s been approved by the American Dental Association.

You should also note that teeth suffering from tooth enamel erosion can also be at increased risk of suffering a chipped or fractured tooth.

Sometimes a small dental fracture can be treated by having Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz install a dental filling made from composite resin or amalgam. If the compromised area of tooth enamel is large, he might recommend a dental crown restoration.

Once any damaged teeth have been treated and repaired, he might recommend administering a fluoride treatment to restore the strength of your tooth enamel.

Going forward, you might want to review your oral hygiene practices. Improvements in technique and consistency might be able to help prevent enamel erosion from redeveloping. This might also include checking for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance on all the oral hygiene products you use.

If you are in the Studio City, California, area and you have a damaged tooth or you are concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call (818) 755-2920 to seek treatment at Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz’s dental offices.