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How to prevent tooth erosion

Posted on 9/25/2023 by Evan
How to prevent tooth erosionTooth erosion is a major dental problem in society. Erosion is a result of many factors such as acidic attack and plaque buildup.

Your diet should matter

Most people underestimate the importance of diet to healthy teeth. To guard against teeth erosion be mindful of your diet. Where possible do away with acidic beverages since they are the greatest contributors to erosion. Incorporate foods rich in calcium and phosphate into your meals. It may not always be possible to keep off all acidic beverages and foods. For instance, even though citrus foods are acidic, they have other added advantages for the body. The important thing is to rinse the mouth with water after consuming acidic-rich foods.

Be deliberate about fluoride treatments

Fluoride treatments remineralize the teeth. Fluoride treatments come in many forms. You could opt to drink fluoridated water or use fluoridated toothpaste and mouthwash. However, besides the at-home treatments, our facilities offer professional fluoride treatments just as a way of adding more protection.

Drink a lot of water

Water serves many roles in preventing erosion. Ensure that you rinse your mouth with water after every meal. Rinsing clears food particles that could get stuck between the teeth. It also washes away bacteria that could be lodged in the oral cavity ready to eat away the enamel. Sipping water throughout the day ensures that the mouth remains moist for optimal functioning. Otherwise, a dry mouth would be a perfect breeding ground for germs, bacteria, and infection.

Maintain oral hygiene

Over and above, nothing should replace the discipline of brushing at least twice a day. Brushing clears the mouth of plaque and acid. Flossing should be complementary to brushing. It may not be possible to reach between the teeth when brushing. That is where flossing comes in. Consider adding tongue scraping to your daily dental routine practice. The tongue holds atomic bacteria and germs that may not be visible to the naked eye. A tongue scraper will do the work perfectly. See to it that you do professional dental cleaning at least twice a year so as to guard against teeth erosion. The good news is that you have found the right people for the job. Schedule a personalized consultation with us today.
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