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As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. So how can you prevent your teeth from being worn?

As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. So how can you prevent your teeth from being worn?


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  • 1. What’s Up with Worn Teeth?Are your teeth looking low? Suffering from slightly emptied enamels? You mightbe suffering from worn teeth!
  • 2. What are Worn Teeth?You know you have worn teeth when the toothenamel, which is the visible dental tissuecovering the tooth, is worn or significantlyreduced. Tooth Enamel is one of the tissuesthat make up our tooth, the hardest and mostmineralized substance in our body. (Wikipedia) Ifthe enamel is worn, this can lead to toothsensitivity and worse, tooth decay.
  • 3. What is Dental Erosion?Dental erosion is the wearing away of toothenamel due to chemical substances. This iscommonly caused by acids contained in citrusfruits.Lifestyle factors that can contribute to dentalerosion include the following -1. exercise and sport2. consumption of drinks containing caffeine3. consumption of alcohol4. stress5. shift workDental Erosion - Solutions from Belle Dental
  • 4. There are different causes of Worn Teeth:Dental Abrasion:The wearing away of tooth enamel caused byforeign objects, such as fingernails and oraljewellery. This can also be caused by excessivebrushing of teeth.Dental Attrition:The gradual loss of enamel due to excessivegrinding of teeth, a case called Bruxism. Bruxismoften occurs while one is asleep, eating ortalking.
  • 5. How to Prevent Worn Teeth?As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. So howcan you prevent your teeth from being worn? Here are some tips to follow:Avoid massive teeth contact – stay away from foods that would make your teethwork doubly hard. Biting and crunching ice, chewing hard cookies and candies arejust some of the no-nos. Also avoid chewing gum as this is one of the major causesof Bruxism.Don’t take too much – Too much of something is bad. Brushing too much andingesting too many citrus fruits, colas or alcohols can wear your teeth down.Regular brushing is good, but overdoing it is another story. Do it at least threetimes a day, an hour after every meal. Why is it proper to brush an hour after yourmeal? The reason is because when you take in a lot of acid it softens the toothenamel and brushing immediately after would simply wash the enamel away.
  • 6. How to Prevent Worn Teeth?Be aware – The most important tip to follow. We should be aware of what we eatat all times not just for our teeth but also for our health.Ask the Dentist – Dentists are your friends. They are here to help and provide youwith the best solutions to your dental problem. They’ll help you stay away fromworn teeth and give you a beautiful smile.Worn Teeth - Solutions from Belle Dental