Tooth Enamel Erosion

More On Endodontics

About Endodontics
Abscessed Teeth
Endodontic Surgery
Internal Bleaching
Post & Core
Pulpotomy Pulpectomy
Root Canal

Thanks to the rapid change in the food and drinks habits, a large section of Western world population is facing tooth enamel erosion. Indian dentists listed at India Dental Clinic are equally receptive of such patients. The intake of real (natural) fruit juices has been replaced by mass produced juices with various kinds of preservatives and added sugars. Dental erosion can be caused by excessive exposure to acid substances such as fruit juices and fizzy drinks. It is an irreversible condition. Tooth erosion differs from tooth decay. Tooth decay is the progressive loss of tooth enamel by plaque acid attack. Bacteria in the mouth break down sugars into acids which then attack the teeth. The most common teeth affected by dental erosion are the upper front teeth, although all teeth can be affected. Teeth that have been eroded look glassy, can appear short, and have uneven tips that are easily chipped away. Teeth that have been eroded may become sensitive, an increasingly normal complaint at dental clinics in India.

The problem of dental erosion is not as wide spread in the developing countries, but it is also increasing at alarming pace. Dental erosion can have long-term consequences for the general and dental health of affected individuals. The source of acid that causes the erosion is either from an intrinsic source from within the body (e.g. acid from the stomach) or from an extrinsic source from outside the body (e.g. acidic foods, drinks or medicines). Intrinsic causes are vomiting and acid reflux (where acid from the stomach escapes up into the mouth) which can be caused by a hiatus hernia, obesity or certain drugs. Fruit juices and soft drinks, together with foods such as rhubarb and citrus fruits, are examples of extrinsic sources of acid. Once the tooth enamel has eroded no amount of remineralising solutions (mouth rinses) or toothpastes can help. Teeth then become susceptible to bacteria attacks that may lead to dental fillings, gum disease and abscesses in which a patient may end up facing expensive dental treatments in India or elsewhere like root canals, dental crowns and bridges, veneers or even teeth implants if extractions were to be adopted.

Dental erosion patients (victims!) to note:

• Acidic foods and drinks limited only to meal times.
• The consumption per day of acidic foods and drinks to be drastically reduced.
• Choose soft drinks which are proven to pose a negligible risk of tooth erosion.
• Limit yourself to foods and drinks that have no added sugar.
• It is good idea to finish meals with a small piece of cheese or a drink of milk, as tooth care diet.
• Do not brush teeth immediately after having acidic foods or drinks.

Children's drinks
A conscious effort should be made to discourage children from taking any colas and sugary drinks. The best drinks for children's teeth are water or milk. Natural fruit juices or squashes may also not be the safest alternatives to water or milk. The drinks claiming to contain no added sugar may still not be safe due to the presence of acids that can cause tooth erosion. An extra care should be taken to dilute squashes in the right proportions. If it can be helped, even natural fruit juices should also be diluted with water to reduce the risk of tooth damage, more particularly from the acids that are still present in many. Cheese is very rich in calcium salts and is a tooth friendly food that helps to protect the tooth surfaces from acid attack. Remember that if a child is genuinely thirsty they will always drink water! Water can be made more exciting by giving it in a special cup, adding ice or using a straw. If comfort feeders and bottles containing sugary drinks are given to young children they can cause severe dental problems like baby bottle tooth decay. Never leave a bottle or feeder cup with a sweetened drink by a child's bed overnight and delay avoidable visit to a dental center.


Find in City

More dental deals in Other Cities

15 % OFF
Image for Dental Offer promote dental health with disaccount

promote dental health with disaccount

Treatments Covered-
  • Comprehensive Oral Exam
  • Cosmetic Evaluation
  • Dental Braces
  • Scaling & Polishing

View Details Mahasamund
60 % OFF
Image for Dental Offer Best Dental Care of Great Discounts on Gorgeous Sm

Best Dental Care of Great Discounts on Gorgeous Sm

Special Price - 400 (INR-Indian Rupee )
Treatments Covered-
  • Clear Braces
  • Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
  • Dental Braces
  • Expert Consultation

View Details Hyderabad
70 % OFF
Image for Dental Offer Clean and Polished Teeth add to your confidence.

Clean and Polished Teeth add to your confidence.

Special Price - 900 (INR-Indian Rupee )
Treatments Covered-
  • Expert Consultation
  • Teeth Cleaning

View Details New Delhi

Dental Clinics offering chosen services :

Shree Siddhivinayak Cosmetic & Dental Implant Clinic

Amrutdham, Nashik, India
Dental Treatment image of Shree Siddhivinayak Cosmetic & Dental Implant Clinic
Dr. Sachin Balnath Chinchale

Gupta Dental Clinic

Vijay Nagar, New Delhi, India
IndiaDentalClinic Member Logo
Dr. Abhinav Gupta

More such clinics in other cities...
Dental Labs Patient Education Dental Supplies Hot Deals Endodontics Prosthodontics Periodontics Cosmetic Dentistry Oral Surgery Teeth Whitening General Oral Care Orthodontics Kids Dentistry Updates in Dentistry Hotels in India Smile Designing About Dental Labs Dental Labs India Advertising CDE India CDE Abroad Dental Cost in India Find City Dental Clinics Toothpastes Mouth Rinses Indian City Dentist Dental Labs Overseas Cleft Lip & Palate Sports Dentistry TMJ-TMD Treatment Orthognathic Surgery Dental Treatments India Wisdom Teeth Oral Cancer Dental Tourism India Cities How it Works Find General Dentist Dental Implant Bridges Offer for Patients Offer for Dentists Common Dental Problems Crowns Bridges Implant Overdentures Find Specialist Dentist Find a Dental Clinic in India Inlays & Onlays Tooth Replacement Dental Implants Veneers Crowns & Bridges Root Canal Cosmetic Gum Surgery Bone Grafts Dentures & Partials Reconstructive Dentistry Restorative Dentistry Wedding Dentistry Dental Tourism Mobile Dentistry Fillings X-Rays
About Us Contact Us Why India Terms And Conditions Privacy Policy Disclaimer
© IndiaDentalClinic.Com | Email Image for