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Did you know that dental erosion, also known as enamel erosion, has several causes which are preventable? The truth is that there are several things you can do to keep your smile safe from the risks of tooth enamel loss or damage. By understanding the causes and treatments involved, you can drastically improve your oral health and keep your smile safe from several risks that can arise. Listed below is a quiz to help assess your knowledge of dental erosion:

Question 1: What is dental erosion?
A: the process of slowly wearing away your tooth enamel
B: tooth loss
C: a tooth whitening treatment tool
D: a form of dental prosthetics designed to replace missing teeth

Question 2: Which of the following is considered an advantage to treating dental erosion?
A: protect your smile from the risk of cavities
B: keep your teeth strong in the future
C: it helps lower your risk of tooth decay and tooth loss
D: all of the above

Question 3: Which of the following is a cause of dental erosion?
A: acid reflux disease
B: dry mouth symptoms
C: genetic predispositions and environmental factors
D: substances in your diet
E: all of the above

Question 4: Which of the following are treatments for dental erosion?
A: oral hygiene routines including brushing and flossing
B: plaque prevention
C: saliva production
D: all of the above

Answer Key:
A, D, E, D

The time is now to enhance your smile with dental erosion prevention from Shirer Family Dentistry. Dr. Michael Shirer and our team at our dentist office in Aiken, South Carolina, want your smile to shine. Call us at 803-648-6400 to book an appointment.