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Your child’s tooth enamel is very important. It’s like a little shield that protects their little chompers. If it is weak and vulnerable, there is a good chance your child could suffer dental issues, like tooth decay and chipped teeth. So, it’s important to help your child prevent weak tooth enamel as much as possible.

There are a few things that can cause weak tooth enamel, like certain medications that were taken during pregnancy, certain medications your child took at a young age, early childhood diseases, and poor nutrition that lacks in enamel-building nutrients and minerals.

To help your child have the strong enamel they need, it’s important to talk to your dentist, Dr. Laura Olsen Taylor, about the best treatment available. This usually includes a fluoride treatment or fluoride supplements that strengthen the tooth enamel. In addition to treatments, you can help the tooth enamel by giving your child tooth-healthy foods and drinks and avoiding giving your child acidic products. Acid attacks the tooth enamel wears it down and makes it vulnerable. Acidic products could include orange juice, tomatoes, soda, and more. Instead, give your child non-acidic fruits and vegetables and dairy products.

Do you have questions about how to help your child prevent weak tooth enamel in Mooresville, North Carolina? If so, please contact Olsen Taylor General Dentistry at 704-662-9111 when you get the chance. Our dental team will be excited to help you help your child!