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Overcoming Teeth Erosion in South East London

06 / 08 / 2013

Your teeth are hardy souls and the enamel on the outside is also just as tough: it can take a lot that is thrown at it, even the acids from food and drink. All it does is weaken a little and once the bombardment is over, the enamel re-mineralises itself, with the help of your saliva, and then it will get back to its former self. But if you keep throwing things at it, something will give and over time it will weaken and break down the enamel and then the inside of the tooth is exposed, which leaves it wide open to abuse from decay: this is what is known in the trade as teeth erosion. Maintaining high levels of fluoride on the surfaces of your teeth from toothpaste and treatments from the dentist can help prevent this from happening. However, no amount of fluoride is going to help from other forms of attack: if you are a little gun-ho with your brushing, this too will help to wear away the enamel on the teeth. But probably the most viscous attack on your teeth can come from grinding: This will devastate the teeth’s enamel in a matter of months unless you spot the problem early and get your dentist to issue you with a mouth-guard; even then, it won’t stop the grinding action itself- which you have to deal with in another way. The enamel will support you and protect your teeth as long as you respect it; abuse it and your teeth will deteriorate very quickly in south east London, you can be sure of that.

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