If you want your child to prevent enamel erosion, which is a dental problem that occurs when acid attacks and wears down the tooth enamel, then our dentist, Dr. Troy Hardy, is more than happy to help you. The more you can help your child prevent this dental problem, the better. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to help them prevent enamel erosion, and those things are:
-Avoid giving them acidic foods and beverages: The acid in the foods and beverages is what hurts your child’s little chompers. It’s recommended to avoid giving them these products in the first place and give them more tooth-healthy foods and drinks, like fruits, vegetables, dairy products and water.
-Strengthen their teeth with fluoride: Fluoride can make the enamel a tough shell that resists the influence of acid and bacteria. This is why it’s best to expose your child’s teeth to fluoride regularly. However, fluoride is not recommended for children under 3 years old.
-Wait to brush: If your child consumes an acidic food or beverage, it’s best to wait 30 minutes to brush their teeth. This is because the toothbrush bristles will aid the acid in wearing down the tooth enamel rather than help the smile.
Call Hardy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry today at 801-331-8449 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team is happy to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by giving you the answers you’re looking for. So, call 801-331-8449 today! We look forward to hearing from you.