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Tooth Enamel Erosion Can Increase Chances of Suffering a Dental Fracture

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Each of your teeth is clad in a durable outer layer of tooth enamel. This dense mineral substance gives your teeth the structural integrity to bite and process food before being safely swallowed.

If you frequently consume acidic beverages each day or you fail to brush and floss your teeth consistently, it could gradually lead to tooth enamel erosion. This can weaken the strength of your teeth while also increasing your chances of suffering from tooth decay and tooth sensitivity.

It’s also worth noting that teeth suffering from demineralized tooth enamel erosion are often at increased risk of suffering chips and dental fractures.

Once a tooth is damaged, you need to have it examined and treated by dentist like Dr. Vera Matshkalyan before tooth decay develops in the compromised area of tooth enamel. In some of these cases she might be able to treat the problem by installing a dental filling. If the fractured area of tooth enamel is large she might need to perform a dental crown restoration.

Once the affected tooth has been treated she might also recommend administering a fluoride treatment. This will help to bolster the mineral strength of your tooth enamel to reduce your chances of suffering further problems.
If you live in the area surrounding Kingston, New Hampshire, and you have a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 603-347-1327 to seek treatment at Kingston Family Dental.