Dental Erosion also known as acid erosion is caused by secretion of acids in mouth. The effect of acid is so severe that once the damages caused by dental erosion cannot be turned back.
If we look at some years back, dental erosion was not even recognized as an infection or disease. As children between 5 years to 7 years of age the main victims of it, dental erosion has always been taken casually.
You are not going to believe it but fruits are regarded as main cause of dental erosion. There's scientific explanation behind this stance. Mainly the causes of dental erosion are classified into two categories extrinsic acidic sources and intrinsic acidic sources.
Your mouth has certain PH level which maintains the health of your teeth. Diets with low PH level drops level of Ph maintained in your mouth facilitating more acidity which results in abrasion and erosion of teeth. Fruit juices and apple and orange juices among are regarded as drinks with low PH levels.
This doesn't mean at all that you shouldn't drink fruit juices at all. You'll be amazed to know the level of vulnerability that lurks with beverages. Carbonated drinks like Coca Cola, massively drops PH level of your mouth resulting in dental erosion.
The low PH level mean high rate of saliva in your mouth also causes acidity in your mouth. The above reason and causes of abrasion of teeth are referred to as extrinsic acidic sources.
Intrinsic acidic sources are when acidity in your mouth is caused by internal factor instead of external. An example of intrinsic acidic complication is contact of gastric acid in stomach with saliva of your mouth. This usually happens when you experience some kind of infection or disease related with your digestive system.
Symptoms like teeth having yellowish tint, change in shape and size of teeth, different colors appearing on teeth, cutting edges of teeth becoming transparent, cracking of teeth, pain and feeling of extreme cold and hot while eating are associated with dental erosion.
The best prevention for dental erosion is hygiene. Keeping your teeth clean not only prevent dental erosion but is also considered mandatory while treating it.
Application of few drops of lavender oil daily on infected teeth is regarded as highly effective home remedy for treatment dental erosion.
Another very effectual home remedy consists of thyme tea in a cup of water mixed with few drops of essential oil. Rinse your mouth every day with this mixture and you can get rid of dental erosion within weeks.
Further home made remedies made from calendula, tea tree and comfrey also possess huge efficacy for treatment of abrasion of teeth.
Dental erosion can also be treated with simple application of Aloe on your gums and teeth. Aloe is reputed to be a very effective anti-bacterial and soothing agent and has great efficacy for treatment of tooth decay and erosions.
Last but not least healthy nutritional diet is very crucial for the patients dealing with dental erosion. Calcium rich diets like leafy vegetables, milk and cheese contribute a lot in fighting with abrasion of teeth.