Here’s How to Help Your Child Prevent Weak Tooth Enamel

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Your child’s tooth enamel is the little shell they need to protect the internal structures of the teeth. When it’s weakened, there are many dental problems that can occur. So, it’s important to do all you can to keep your child’s little chompers in tip-top shape, and that’s by preventing weak tooth enamel.

Sadly, there are many things that can cause weak tooth enamel, and those are certain medications the mother took while pregnant, certain medications the child took at a younger age, early childhood diseases (like pneumonia, high fever, or infections), and poor childhood nutrition that lacks in enamel-building vitamins and minerals.

To help your child have the strong enamel they need, it’s important to consult with your dentist, Dr. Letitia M. Williams, about a fluoride treatment or fluoride supplements that strengthen the tooth enamel. You can also help the tooth enamel by avoiding giving your child acidic foods and drinks. Acid attacks the tooth enamel and causes enamel erosion. Instead of acidic products, give your child non-acidic fruits and vegetables and dairy products.

For more information and details about how to prevent weak tooth enamel in Union Springs, Alabama, please contact Letitia M. Williams, DDS, LLC at 334.377.3778 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t be afraid to contact us!