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Dental Erosion: Causes and Treatment

Dental erosion, also known as acid erosion or enamel erosion, occurs when acids soften and remove enamel from the teeth. Because enamel cannot simply grow back, dental erosion is a permanent condition. There are, however, several treatments that can be used to cover the eroded surfaces of the teeth and restore a more attractive, stronger, and less sensitive smile.

To learn about your acid erosion treatment options in Manhattan, call NYC Smile Design at 212-452-3344 and schedule a consultation today.

Eating Disorder and the Case of the Melting Teeth

Although people suffering from eating disorders are usually able to hide this disorder from their friends and family, dentists can always spot the problems. The symptoms are obvious because eating disorders constantly bathe the mouth in acid, which can damage the teeth and the gums. So it's no wonder that dentists are usually the first to discover these disorders in their patients. There are three major symptoms that dentists look for:

Vitamin D and Health of your Mouth

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to major health concerns such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease multiple sclerosis and yes, tooth decay.  Recently it has been shown that Vitamin D activates your immune system.  If Vitamin D is lacking in your blood your “killer” cells won’t be able to fight off disease causing pathogens.  Unfortunately cavities and gum disease are not regarded as serious diseases.  However, cavities and gum disease are associated with serious chronic health problems.

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