Protect Tooth Enamel from Erosion

Posted on : 26-03-2014 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Healthy Food, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body. This semi translucent, hard, outer layer of the teeth has an important job: protecting teeth from the daily wear and tear of biting and chewing, as well as temperature extremes from hot or cold foods and drinks. Enamel also guards teeth against the erosive effects of acids and chemicals.

Protect Tooth Enamel from Erosion


1.Cut down on acidic drinks and foods, such as carbonated drinks and citrus fruits and juices.
2.Switch to modified products, such as low-acid orange juice.
3.Rinse your mouth with water right after having acidic foods or drinks.
4.Drink sodas and fruit juices with a straw, which helps acids to bypass the teeth. Don’t swish acidic drinks around in your mouth.
5.Finish a meal with a glass of milk or piece of cheese to neutralize acids.
6.Chew sugar-free gum with xylitol.
7.Drink water during the day if you have dry mouth or low saliva problems.
8.Use a soft toothbrush and avoid brushing too aggressively.
9.Wait for at least one hour to brush teeth after it has been exposed to acids in food or drinks.
10.Use fluoride toothpaste to strengthen your teeth.
11.Ask our dentist about using commercial toothpastes to reduce tooth sensitivity or to protect against acid erosion.
12.Get treatment for disorders that can bring acid into the mouth.

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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