Avoid Acid Attack

Posted on : 28-03-2013 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dentist and Dentistry, Healthy Food, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Many people consume carbonated beverages, fruit juice and highly
acidic foods every day but probably don’t realize that they may be
harming their teeth. The acid in the foods we eat and drink can cause
tooth enamel to wear away and teeth can become sensitive and
discolored.

How Acids Attack On Teeth?

Tooth erosion may occur when the enamel on your teeth is weakened by
the acid found in many foods and drinks. Usually the calcium
contained in saliva will help remineralize (or strengthen) your teeth
after you consume small amounts of acid; however, the presence of a
lot of acid in your mouth does not allow for remineralization. Acid
can come from many sources  including the following:

Carbonated Drinks

All soft drinks (even diet varieties) contain a lot of acid and can dissolve enamel on your teeth very quickly.

Fruit Juice And Wine

Juice and wine have similar effects on your teeth because they contain acid.

Fruit, Pickles, Yogurt and Honey

These foods are acidic don’t let them linger in your mouth. Swallow them as soon as you’ve chewed them enough.

Bulimia And Acid Reflux

Bulimia and acid reflux also can cause tooth damage from stomach acids coming into contact with teeth. Medical and dental help should be sought for anyone who suffers from either of these conditions.

For further details take guidelines from your dentist. You may call Dr. Haddon Suttner for any type of dental problems on 02 9365 6197. For details about the services visit Dentist Bondi.

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