The Symptoms That Tell of Enamel Erosion

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Do you ever wonder which symptoms are involved with enamel erosion? If so, our dentist, Dr. Scott Stucki, is more than happy to help you. This is because the more you know about the symptoms, the better chance you have of identifying them. Once you identify the symptoms, you can call our office and schedule an appointment for treatment, which can help you prevent additional problems and save your smile. The symptoms of enamel erosion are:

-Sensitivity, especially when eating and drinking hot and cold foods and beverages

-Tooth discoloration (This occurs because as the enamel erodes, it begins to expose the underlying layer, which has a yellow shade)

-Tooth cracks and chips (Typically, enamel erosion causes the edges of the teeth to become more rough, irregular and jagged)

-Tooth cupping (This looks like indentations on the surfaces of the teeth)

Unfortunately, there are many causes of enamel erosion, like medications, acid reflux, dry mouth, the high consumption of acidic foods and drinks, genetics, wear and tear of the teeth, a diet high in sugar and starches and more.

To learn more about enamel erosion in St. George, Utah, or to schedule an appointment at Common Sense Family Dentistry, please contact our dental team at your earliest convenience. When you call 435-628-5001, we will be more than happy to give you the answers and information you need. We look forward to hearing from you!