How to Protect Tooth Enamel

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Protecting your tooth enamel is key to avoiding cavities and keeping your teeth healthy. Your tooth enamel can be weakened by:

  • Eating too many sugary or acidic foodsToothbrush and toothpaste in the bathroom close up.
  • Dry mouth
  • Acid reflux
  • Excessive vomiting
  • Brushing your teeth too forcefully
  • Teeth grinding

In light of these potential dangers to your tooth enamel, here are a few tips for protecting it:

  • Cut back on acidic foods and drinks. When you do have them, have them with a meal or rinse your mouth with water afterwards.
  • Use a soft toothbrush.
  • Wait an hour before brushing after consuming acidic foods and drinks.
  • Use a toothpaste and mouthwash that have fluoride in them.

Source: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/healthy-teeth-14/tooth-enamel-protection

 

 

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Owner of The Family Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry Center

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