It is impossible to have a healthy body without a healthy mouth. Currently, there are over 50 diseases related to oral health.
Why is Biocorrosion Important?
Biocorrosion is a term to describe damage to the teeth caused by chewing stress, prolonged exposures to acids from the stomach or the diet, and abrasion from additives in toothpaste.
Measurables Important in Assessing Biocorrosion
- Do you have notches or grooves near the gum line?
- Is your mouth exposed to acids from your stomach (reflux/heartburn) or foods that you eat?
- Are your teeth sensitive to cold?
- Do you have a chronic cough or the need to clear your throat often?
Early identification and management can limit damage to the teeth and help avoid unnecessary repairs – but it needs to be recognized first!