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Dental erosion is an oral health disorder normally characterized by the destruction of the tooth enamel by harmful acids in your mouth. Although brushing and flossing your teeth daily are effective methods for keeping your mouth clean, the foods and drinks you consume can cause dental erosion long before cleaning tools can be given, and can potentially lead to pulp infection and tooth loss. Listed below are usual risk factors for dental erosion:

— Dental erosion is a known side effect of acid reflux and heartburn.

— Avoid foods and drinks with low pH levels, as they can increase your risk of dental erosion.

— Steer clear of any products that can cause dental erosion, such as sugary sweets and acidic snacks.

— Foods that have sour flavorings tend to have extremely low pH levels and increase your risk for dental erosion.

— Various foods that are extremely sticky or chewy can increase your risk for dental erosion, as they stick to your teeth and gums for a longer period of time.

If you would like to meet with Dr. Louis Migliazzo and our team at Louis Migliazzo, DDS for an oral health examination, please call 520-323-7550 to schedule an appointment at our dentist office in Tucson, Arizona. Come on in to learn more about your options to get the bright and healthy smile you’ve always wanted.