Preventing Tooth Erosion
Preventing tooth erosion and what to do. Tooth erosion can result in mild oral problems, from sensitivity to tooth discoloration to more severe oral conditions, such as teeth indentions, cracked teeth and severe tooth sensitivity.
Tooth erosion can severely damage your teeth. However, this condition can be prevented. Here are some tips that can help you prevent tooth erosion:
- Always rinse your mouth with water after drinking or eating acidic beverages or foods.
- Brush your teeth after an hour of consuming acidic beverages or foods as this helps the teeth to remineralise after exposure to acid.
- Avoid sweet drinks or carbonated drinks. You can replace them with milk, water or unsweetened tea or coffee.
- When consuming sweet drink or carbonated beverages, use straw as it enables the drink to go directly to the back of the mouth.
- Don’t hold acidic liquids in your mouth and try to swallow them quickly.
- Chew sugar-free gum as this helps increase the flow of saliva and reduce dry mouth, allowing the teeth to remineralise.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and don’t forget to change your toothbrush after every four months of using it.
- Use toothpaste that has fluoride in it. Fluoride helps reduce tooth sensitivity and strengthens the teeth.
As tooth erosion can be caused by different factors, it is very important to consult with a professionally trained dentist at Brighton Implant Clinic if you notice any symptoms of tooth erosion. Feel free to Contact Brighton Implant Clinic or Call us on 0800 111 6623 .