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Enamel Erosion in Melbourne CBD

woman smiling befoe check upOur experienced Collins Dental Image dentists in the Melbourne CBD are committed to helping patients of all ages create and maintain healthy, beautiful smiles for life. Offering a range of preventive, cosmetic and restorative services, we also offer the education you need to help prevent oral health problems like enamel erosion.
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All About Enamel

Dental enamel, which covers the crown (the visible part of the tooth), is the hardest substance in the human body—even harder than bones. Its job is to protect the teeth from wear and tear, cavities, and traumas.

Despite its hardness and durability, enamel is not invincible. Cracks in the enamel can occur as a result of illness or injury, and the enamel can erode over time.

Causes of Erosion

A variety of forces can wear away tooth enamel, leaving the pulp, nerves and roots more vulnerable to infection, tooth decay and other conditions. Some common causes of erosion include:

  • Acidic foods and drinks
  • Gastrointestinal issues such as GERD
  • Certain medications
  • Genetics
  • Grinding teeth

What to Look For

We check the condition of your enamel whenever you come in for your routine checkups and cleans. Although you probably won’t be able to see erosion yourself, there are symptoms that can indicate your enamel is thinning:

  • Sensitive teeth
  • Tooth discolouration
  • Rounded teeth
  • Transparent edges of teeth

How We Help

We’ll give you tips on how to slow the progress, including diet changes. Fortunately, Melbourne CBD has a wide variety of cuisines, making it a bit easier to make mindful choices. Acidic or sugary foods and drinks are the primary things to steer away from.

Depending on the severity of your erosion, we may also recommend over-the-counter remedies or dental procedures. Your dentist will explain your treatment options and answer all of your questions so you can make an informed decision.

Book in Today

Prevention is always better than cure, so it’s important to stick with your regular checkups and cleans so we can identify problems before they become serious. Contact us today to schedule.

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Enamel Erosion Melbourne CBD VIC | (03) 9650 6622