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How Can I Prevent Enamel Erosion and Cavities?

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You deserve a top-notch smile and oral health. Unfortunately, if you’re not careful, dental issues can attack your teeth and gums and provide serious consequences. A couple of those issue include enamel erosion and cavities. As you may have already guessed, it’s best to avoid these issues as much as possible. To help you do just that, our orthodontist, Dr. Muhammad Abey, and our dental team have the right tips and information for you.

First, avoid tooth-harming foods and drinks. Those include acidic and sugary products. This is important because acidic products attack the tooth enamel and wear it down, making it weak. Sugary products feed the bacteria and promote tooth decay. So, do your best to avoid these things and stick to foods and drinks like water, milk, dairy products, fruits, and vegetables. If you do eat or drink something acidic, please wait 30 minutes to brush your teeth.

Second, keep up on oral hygiene and take advantage of fluoride. You can do this by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, rinsing daily, and visiting your dentist every six months. You can take advantage of fluoride by using fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash and drinking tap water. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can strengthen your teeth and save your smile.

To learn more about how to prevent enamel erosion and cavities in Wayne, New Jersey, please contact our dental team at Wayne Family Orthodontics. All you need to do is dial 973-341-3180 and we will be thrilled to assist you. We look forward to your phone call!

Are You Ready for Orthodontic Braces?

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Are you ready for orthodontic braces? Getting your teeth straightened is an excellent way to ensure your oral health will remain in optimum shape for the rest of your life. With straighter teeth, you are able to clean all areas of your mouth easier, which can greatly lower your risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Listed below is a sampling of frequently asked questions about orthodontic braces:

You should consider trying orthodontic treatments if you suffer from which of the following?
a.) Malocclusions or bad bites
b.) Bruxism or TMJ
c.) A crooked smile
d.) All of the above

Which of following ailments poses a greater risk if your teeth are out of alignment and rubbing against each other?
a.) Chipping or cracking
b.) Tooth enamel loss
c.) Bruxism
d.) All of the above

True or False: Orthodontic braces and aligners are all fashioned with metal wires and brackets.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Braces are designed to protect your teeth from injury during contact sports.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: d, d, b, b

If you would like to schedule an orthodontic appointment with Wayne Family Orthodontics for an oral examination or check-up, please call our orthodontic office at 973-341-3180. We are located in Wayne, New Jersey, and Dr. Muhammad Abey and all of our wonderful team look forward to doing our best to ensure your oral health remains terrific.