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Ways of Reducing the Damage of Acidic Foods and Drinks
Posted on 5/15/2019 by Barbara Ketchum
Acid erosion is a type of tooth wear caused when acid softens the surface of the tooth enamel. Soda, juice, wine, and fruit are all culprits, and when they demineralize and soften the surface of the teeth, it makes it more susceptible to damage. These tips can help you to reduce the damage of acidic drinks and foods. Brush – But Not ImmediatelyRegular brushing is important for your oral health and to keep acid levels under control. However, you shouldn't brush your teeth right after eating acidic foods or drinks. This can cause even further damage to your teeth if you brush while the enamel is softened. Instead, wait for 30-60 minutes after you eat before you brush your teeth. Rinse Your Mouth Out with WaterWhile you may not want to brush right after you eat or drink something acidic, rinsing your mouth out with water is a good idea. This can help to divert harmful acids away from your teeth, washing debris, bacteria, and food particles off, as well. This can prevent acid erosion. Use a Straw The use of a straw when drinking juice, soda, coffee, or other beverages can minimize acid damage. A straw will divert acidic drinks away from the teeth where they can stain and do more damage. Change Your Diet Another way to reduce acid damage to your teeth is to make some changes to your diet. Avoid citrus fruits, alcohol, sugary treats, and foods with refined carbohydrates. When you change your diet to reduce the amount of acid produced, you'll ultimately protect your teeth. Regular dental appointments also go a long way to keep your teeth healthy and to ensure you aren't dealing with acid erosion. If it is time for your appointment, give our office a call. Our helpful staff will arrange something that works for your schedule....
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