Tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is that really strong stuff that covers your teeth to make sure that your teeth are safe from harmful bacteria and plaque. What about when you have tooth enamel trouble? There are two different types of tooth damage, abrasion and erosion. Both of these going to have a negative affect on tooth enamel, therefore a negative affect on your overall dental health. The first one, abrasion is caused by something rubbing against the teeth. Some of the possible causes of abrasion are brushing your teeth with a hard bristle toothbrush, poking your teeth with using toothpicks, or scraping your teeth while you're removing retainers and or partial dentures. On the other hand, erosion is caused when the tooth enamel is overexpose to harmful acids from certain foods and drinks, or stomach acids that are regurgitated.
Harmful foods and drinks that can cause tooth enamel trouble include citrus type foods and also drinks such as wine or coffee. As for stomach acids that may cause the tooth enamel erosion, overexpose or is caused by her numerous things.One cause of overexposure to stomach acid is bulimia. Bulimia is the repeated vomiting that exposes the teeth to stomach acid that's causing erosion of the tooth enamel. The second cause of overexposure to stomach acid is acid reflex. Acid reflex, sometimes referred to as heartburn, can negatively contribute to tooth enamel erosion by exposing the teeth to harmful acids. Lastly, binge drinking to the point of vomiting can expose your teeth to those harmful acids resulting in the wearing away of that enamel and causing trouble for your teeth.
It's important to make sure you do all that you can to keep your tooth enamel from a wearing away because the enamel is what keeps your teeth safe from harmful acids and other damaging bacteria.
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