Management

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Managing enamel erosion

Early diagnosis of enamel wear is important and, if found, preventive measures should be taken.

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Helping patients treat and prevent enamel erosion

Early diagnosis of enamel erosion is important and, if found, preventive measures should be taken. Limiting the effects of enamel erosion is easier than you think. Even if patients already show signs of enamel erosion, taking the following steps can help prevent further damage.1-4

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    Minimize exposure to dietary acids1-3

    • Reduce consumption of acidic foods and drinks (<4 daily)
    • Avoid holding or swishing acidic drinks in your mouth
    • Drink acidic beverages through a straw
    • Rinse your mouth with water after consuming acidic foods and drinks
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    Use appropriate technique and timing when brushing teeth2

    • Avoid brushing immediately after consuming acidic foods and drinks—they demineralize the tooth surface, making it more susceptible to physical damage, like brushing
    • Brush gently but thoroughly with a soft-bristled toothbrush
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    Brush teeth with a specialized fluoride toothpaste4

    • Use a toothpaste with a higher uptake of sodium fluoride for protection against everyday dietary acids 

Enamel erosion prevention in practice

The most important preventive action for patients with enamel erosion is to ensure that the potential sources of erosion are identified and removed, and lifestyle is modified.Enamel loss is irreversible.5

Pronamel – helping protect your patients against enamel erosion

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Enamel erosion

Find out more about enamel erosion.

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Causes and mechanisms

Find out about the causes and mechanisms behind enamel wear.

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Impact on patient quality of life

Find out about the impact enamel wear has on patients’ daily lives.

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Diagnosis

Explore an overview of diagnosing enamel erosion.

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The Pronamel range

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Patient resources

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