Healthy tooth enamel is intended to be hard enough to handle biting and chewing most common foods. However, individuals who frequently consume acidic beverages each day or struggle to maintain consistent oral hygiene habits can start to experience problems with tooth enamel erosion. If it goes untreated the compromised teeth could be at increased risk of suffering chips and dental fractures.
Once an area of tooth enamel has been damaged, it could be at increased risk for suffering from tooth decay or a severe dental fracture. Some cases of tooth enamel erosion also contribute to problems with tooth sensitivity.
If you are concerned about the strength of your teeth, you should schedule an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Samy Samaan. After a comprehensive examination he will help you understand your treatment options.
Any damaged teeth will need to be treated. Once the areas of concern have been addressed he might also advocate a treatment plan that calls for increased fluoride exposure. In many of these cases a simple fluoride treatment can help rejuvenate the mineral density of your tooth enamel.
Our dentist might also advise you to make some basic improvements in your daily routine. Sometimes something as simple as replacing your toothbrush and making sure that your toothpaste has been approved, by the American Dental Association can help maintain strong tooth enamel in the future.
If you live in the Roswell, Georgia, area and you have a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 678-878-2801 to set up an appointment at Royal Dental Spa.