Have you ever speculated as to what the dangers that acidic foods can have on your teeth are? Even though we might not think of our teeth being easily worn down by the foods and drinks we consume, the truth is dental erosion often poses tremendous risks to your smile than physical trauma due to oral accidents or injuries. Listed below are important dental erosion treatments to consider:
– Stay away from toothpaste that could potentially make matters worse. Instead, look for toothpaste that has low-abrasive fluoride and bicarbonate in it to counterbalance the acids.
– Always use a toothbrush with soft bristles and be sure to brush softly.
– If you want to eat acidic foods, always include them as part of your bigger meals and never as snacks.
– Stay away from foods and drinks with a high acidity.
– When acidic foods come into contact with your teeth, abrasive cleaning tools such as toothpaste can further damage your enamel.
– Stay away from brushing your teeth immediately after eating or drinking acidic foods, as your teeth could be extra sensitive at this time.
– Saliva has been proven to wash away harmful bacteria and counteract acids. Consider using sugarless gum after meals to stimulate saliva flow.
– After consuming foods with a low pH level, always clean and rinse your mouth out with water.
– The most important thing you can do is prevent acidic foods from developing or being introduced into your mouth in the first place.
If you would like to discuss a dental erosion treatment with Dr. Kamy Noruzi and the rest of our team here at Fox River Periodontics, PC, please schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Geneva, Illinois. Our number is 630-232-7400. Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!