Do your teeth look a little thinner than usual? Perhaps it appears as if they’ve darkened. While tooth wear is inevitable as a person ages, the excess wearing of the tooth, or erosion, could be an indicator of something serious.
Tooth erosion has several causes. A person may grind their teeth a lot, they may consume foods and beverages that are highly acidic, or they may use toothbrushes with bristles that are too hard, for example.
While these are only a few of the numerous examples of potential tooth erosion causes, the good news is that reducing wear on the teeth can be done by simply making a few changes to the lifestyle. Ensuring you’re getting all of your essential vitamins, watching the foods you consume, reducing stressors that may be causing tooth grinding, all of these largely require some simple tweaks.
Make sure to consult your holistic dentist during your next dental appointment on how to best address and make changes in habit, diet, and your nutrition. By taking the steps to be proactive now, you can significantly reduce the odds of developing a major problem in the future.
This update is by Assure a Smile, the longest-tenured holistic dental practice in Miami. Our top priority is to provide patients with all-encompassing oral health care that safely improves oral health and wellness. By helping patients look and feel their best through a holistic dentistry approach, we strive to empower patients to make informed lifestyle choices that result in strong teeth, healthy gums, beautiful smiles, and optimum vitality. For more information on holistic dental care or to schedule an appointment with a holistic dentist, please visit https://www.assureasmile.com or call 305-274-0047