Enamel erosion can be extremely harmful for your oral health. In fact, it can cause tooth sensitivity, tooth discoloration, rounded teeth, cracked teeth, transparent teeth, and cupped teeth. Enamel erosion in Norristown, Pennsylvania, is the result of acid wearing away the surfaces of your teeth. This is something our Joy Dental team recommends that you prevent, and we recommend doing so by doing the following things:
Eat acidic products with meals: Instead of snacking on them throughout the day, it’s best to save acidic foods and drinks for mealtimes. This will neutralize the acid by eating other non-acidic foods. It will also help decrease the amount of time the acidic product is in contact with your teeth.
Drink water: When you eat or drink an acidic food or beverage, it’s best to also sip water. Drinking water while and after consuming an acidic product will help wash the harmful particles away.
Use a straw: If you must drink acidic beverages, it’s best to do so with a straw. Using a straw will reduce the chances of the acid having contact with your teeth. It’s also best to finish the drink quickly instead of sipping it throughout time.
Say no to bubbles: Try to avoid drinking carbonated drinks. You can switch them out with water, milk or tea.
Wait before brushing: Acid softens your tooth enamel, so it’s important that you wait at least 30 minutes to brush after you’ve consumed an acidic product. If you don’t wait, brushing can cause damage to your smile. While you wait, rinse your mouth with tap water.
If you do these things, there is a high chance that you can keep your chompers in tip-top shape. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to call our office today at 484-704-7675. Your dentist, Dr. Maral Seroon, and our dental team are more than happy to help you!