Tooth erosion isn’t something most people think about every day, but it should be something that you are aware of so that you can prevent severe tooth erosion from happening. Tooth erosion can cause either mild or severe dental issues. These issues include tooth discoloration and tooth sensitivity all the way up to indentations in teeth and cracked teeth.
According to The Academy of General Dentistry, there are several measures you can take to prevent tooth erosion. These tips include:
- Rinse your mouth with water after eating acidic foods and drinks. This will neutralize the acid. Wait an hour before brushing to allow teeth to become remineralized after being exposed to the acidic food or beverage.
- Instead of carbonated drinks, stick to water, milk or unsweetened coffee or tea.
- If you are drinking a sweet or carbonated beverage, drink through a straw to avoid prolonged contact with the teeth.
- Increase saliva flow and reduce dry mouth by chewing sugar-free gum.
- Use a soft toothbrush so that you won’t harshly brush your teeth. A toothpaste with fluoride will also help remineralize teeth.
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