How is tooth erosion in children treated?

Tooth erosion is a condition that occurs when acids eat away at a tooth’s surface. If your child is suffering from tooth erosion, your dentist will encourage you to limit the amount of food and beverages your child receives with added sugars. He or she will also ask that your child be diligent in drinking lots of water. Brushing and flossing can also help prevent erosion.

If tooth erosion is caught early, your dentist may recommend fluoride rinses and toothpastes in addition to fluoride treatments given in the dental office. Your dentist will also advise you to limit your child's consumption of sodas and other acidic and sugary beverages.

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