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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!