The term Tooth Erosion is defined as the erosion of the teeth and it is an irreversible kind of damage that is caused to the teeth. It happens due to the chemical dissolution of acids in the mouth and not bacteria. Common symptoms here include evident signs of erosion of the nail enamel, change in the colour of the teeth, disfiguration of the teeth shape and also pain and sensitivity.
HOW IS TOOTH EROSION DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Tooth Erosion is done by a dentist who would observe your teeth and also check gum strength.
HOW IS TOOTH EROSION TREATED?
Dental erosion does not always need to be treated. With regular check-ups and advice from dental team can prevent the problem getting any worse and the erosion going any further. If a tooth does need treatment, it is important to protect the enamel and the dentine underneath to prevent sensitivity. Usually, simply bonding a filling onto the tooth will be enough to repair it. However, in more severe cases the dentist may need to fit a veneer.
DID YOU KNOW?
That you can prevent Tooth Erosion from happening by staying away from some of the offending foods like acidic or starch rich foods?