At the Advanced Prosthetics Institute in Prescott, Arizona, Dr. Jason C. Campbell, and our highly trained team are committed to helping provide you with the resources you need to assist your patients in their quest for optimal oral health. Our patients are familiar with our methodology of having quality care in a comfortable, pain-free setting, whether they are receiving restorative or cosmetic dentistry treatment.
Our dentist is an expert when it comes to addressing biomechanical problems that can help provide relief using minimally invasive treatment, which is why we advocate treating problems early on when they are least invasive to resolve. Our dentist is also experienced in training doctors to do the same for their patients seeking help.
Dr. Campbell operates on the premise that, at the core, there are only three things dentists need to work with and by addressing them you can prevent 99% of dental conditions. They are biomechanical issues, acidity issues, and issues with inflammation and are at the foundation of problems with the teeth. Today we are going to talk about how acidity leads to tooth problems.
Acid erosion, or the erosion of tooth enamel from highly concentrated levels of acid, can arise from various elements, including the food and drinks consumed, but mainly from exposure to gastric issues and eating disorders. One of the courses Dr. Campbell offers at the at Advanced Prosthetics Institute trains oral practitioners on how to prevent and treat it acid erosion in the mouth.
What raises the acidic levels of saliva in the mouth?
-Eating acidic fruits and vegetables with citric acids
-Regularly drinking wine, soda, coffee that contain phosphoric and citric acids
-Medications such as aspirin or antihistamines
-Oral bacteria that is increased due to dry mouth (xerostomia)
-Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, as it is commonly called
When the acid levels in the mouth come into regular contact with the teeth, it will gradually soften precious tooth enamel which wears away as the patient brushes their teeth every day. When this happens, decay sets in and cavities form and you may notice the following damage:
-Tooth sensitivity to items consumed which can be severe in the later stages of erosion
-Yellowing of the teeth
-Cracks, chips, and fractures in the tooth
-Discoloration from thinning enamel that reveals the darker dentin layer below
-A propensity to cavities despite good oral hygiene and regular professional dental cleanings
We offer courses to help teach oral practitioners how to prevent acid erosion from taking over client’s teeth, how to manage it and what treatment options to consider.
If you would like to know more about our training course and how to treat acid erosion so you can better serve your patients, we invite you to give us a call at 928-776-0239. At the Advanced Prosthetics Institute in Prescott, Arizona, Dr. Jason C. Campbell and our team look forward to providing you with the tools you are looking for!