Today’s dental health quick tip is designed to help you reduce the amount of acid in your mouth after eating. This is an important topic because acid destroys tooth enamel, eliminating the natural protection for your teeth against cavities and decay. Bacteria in your mouth already produce acid and acid from food just adds to the amount of acid in your mouth, creating a recipe for potential problems.
In order to reduce the acid from bacteria, you should practice good oral hygiene by flossing each day, brushing twice per day, and visiting your dentist for cleaning every six months. Here are some other tips for eliminating acid erosion in your mouth after eating:
– Take a TUMS
– Eat cheese or other foods with high pH levels
– Drink a glass of water
– Use a straw when drinking
– Chew Trident or other sugar-free gum to activate more saliva in your mouth, which is designed to break down and neutralize acidic elements
Tooth sensitivity, discoloration, cracks, and cupping are all signs that acid is eroding your teeth. If you notice these problems, schedule an appointment with your dentist to ensure that major problems aren’t forming.
If you have any questions about your dental health or if you would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact our team or make an appointment. Our incredible staff will give you the best dental care possible.