The enamel is every tooth’s first line of defense. It is strong, but can be worn down and eroded down over time by consuming acidic foods and drinks, especially sodas. When acid is regularly consumed, teeth are not able to replenish their minerals and repair weakened enamel. Enamel can also be eroded by grinding teeth or a lack of good oral hygiene.
Because enamel protects teeth, when it is worn down teeth become vulnerable to other dental problems, such as:
The Royal Oak team can help you catch tooth erosion early and take measures to strengthen teeth once more. You can protect your teeth by practicing good oral hygiene and avoiding sugary, acidic foods. Call us today to set up your dental exam! The Royal Oak team is proud to serve patients in the Raleigh-Cary-Chapel Hill-Siler City area including Apex, Hillsboro, Carrboro, Pittsboro, Durham, Morrisville, Wake Forest, Garner, Fuquay-Varina and Knightdale.