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Protect your tooth enamel against the effects of dental erosion by taking the necessary steps to prevent harmful acids from attacking your teeth. Even though brushing and flossing habits are helpful, some varieties of toothpaste can be overly abrasive and harm your teeth if your teeth are already overly sensitive from acidic damage.

The foods and drinks you devour can be hazardous your tooth enamel. Acidic drinks such as juices, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages as well as citrus foods have a high acidity that can damage your teeth. Stay away from foods and drinks that contain a lot of sugars. Bacteria within your mouth can transform these sugars into harmful acids. Furthermore, products such as sour sweets tend to have very low pH levels, with some of the highest amounts of acidity around.

A good method to lower the acidic properties of hazardous substances is to never eat or drink them alone, but rather, consume them with a large meal to help neutralize their acidic content.  In addition, avoid brushing your teeth after eating acidic meals, as toothpaste can be abrasive to teeth that are extra sensitive due to acidic exposure. Instead, try chewing sugarless gum to help increase saliva production within your mouth to counterbalance any acidity.

If you notice signs of dental erosion, fortunately, it can be treated. Condos, Spyridon J DDS remains committed to your oral health, and you are welcome to book an appointment with us by calling 212.799.6900. Stop by our dentist office in New York, New York, and Dr. Spyridon Condos and our team will give you the treatment you need. Dental erosion can be conquered, so feel free to come see us today!