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Century Dental
Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SE Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123

Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

How to Prevent Erosion of Your Enamel

Posted on 7/20/2018 by Century Dental LLC
How to Prevent Erosion of Your EnamelThe enamel on your teeth is the hardest substance in your body. It protects the teeth from decay and other problems. It also erodes away over the course of your lifetime.

You cannot replace enamel. That is why you need to take a variety of steps to prevent the erosion that can happen. Taking a few steps can benefit your oral health for a long time.

Watch What Goes in the Mouth

Some of the biggest dangers to enamel come from the things that we eat and drink. There are many reasons to watch your diet, and protecting the enamel is on the list. Take the time to learn what can hurt and harm the enamel on your teeth.

•  Do drink - Water and Dairy. The water can help rinse away anything that causes the erosion of enamel. Dairy products can provide the body with calcium and phosphate, which can help build the enamel before it is lost.
•  Don't Drink - Soda and Acidic Drinks - Drinks that are high in sugar and citric acid can erode the enamel on the teeth. It is best to consume these types of beverages in moderation if at all. Alcohol is another drink to limit if you want to prevent enamel erosion. Alcohol and the things it is mixed with are high in sugar and acid.
•  Chew Gum - While gum does have sugar, which hurts enamel, it also causes you to generate more saliva which helps protect the enamel. Finding a balance for chewing gum is the key.

Habits to Follow

Paying attention to the food and drink that goes in your mouth is one way to prevent the erosion of enamel. Following a few good habits is another.

•  Brushing the Teeth - Everyone should realize the importance of brushing the teeth. We recommend at least twice a day with a good toothbrush. We also recommend waiting 30 minutes after eating before you brush. It is possible to use a toothpaste that can protect the enamel.
•  Brush Properly - The right toothpaste and toothbrush are important, but technique is also important. Brush your teeth gently. Harsh brushing can damage the enamel and the gums.
•  Go to the Dentist - Twice a year to get professional cleaning and a checkup.

These are things that will prevent the erosion of your enamel. They are not difficult and are something that everyone can do. It is never too late to start doing these things and they all can prevent the erosion of enamel.

If you have any questions about this or any other question about your oral health, contact the professionals at our offices today.
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Welcome to Century Dental, where we make your beautiful smile our business! Dr. Densley and Dr. Call have teamed up to create the driving force in the dental industry of the Pacific Northwest. We have put together a team of highly skilled, professional staff.

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We take great pride in creating a comfortable and friendly environment where our patients can have a positive dental experience. Located in Hillsboro, our office is easily accessible as it is right off of Oregon Route 8. We have gone to great lengths to make sure our office is both state-of-the-art and also comfortable and inviting.

Services Offered

Preventive Dentistry

We are passionate about preventing problems before they start. We do so by educating our patients about what positive dental habits they can be forming and having our patients visit us twice a year for exams and cleanings.

Restorative Dentistry

We understand that often, due to circumstances outside of your control, your mouth may need restorative actions taken. That’s why we offer a bevy of restorative procedures to bring your smile back to it’s original luster.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Frequently we hear that the procedures that make the biggest difference in our patient’s smiles are cosmetic in nature. Whitening, veneers and Invisalign® are just a few of the cosmetic procedure we offer!

IV Sedation

For those patients that need more than just oral sedation we offer what is often called “sleep sedation”. If anxiety is an issue or if the procedure calls for it we can easily place you under full anesthesia to ensure that you rest peacefully through the whole thing.

Dental Implants

If you have lost a tooth or are looking at tooth removal as an option, dental implants are the most highly recommended form of replacement for teeth. Dental implants involve inserting a titanium post into your jaw which will fuse with your bone structure. The post will be topped with a crown made specifically to fit your bite. The result is a form of tooth replacement that looks and acts exactly as your real tooth would. It even prevents bone loss, which is a common side effect of tooth loss.

Dental Technology

We are happy to use a great variety of cutting edge technology in our practice. Digital X-rays are one of our staples in dental tech. Standard X-rays can take time to view and process but with the advent of digital X-rays we can view the inner workings of your mouth almost instantly. We are also able to take higher quality X-rays that allow us to detect things like tooth decay within the tooth, cysts, tumors, and impacted teeth. Further, the radiation you receive from a digital X-ray device is about 1/5th that of a standard X-ray.

We also offer intraoral cameras and ultrasonic scalers. The intraoral cameras aid us in detecting any issues within your mouth that may need further dental attention. Ultrasonic scalers are by far the most effective method for removing built up plaque and tartar that has accumulated on teeth.

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