Acidic Foods

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  • One-third of 18 – 35 year old’s have tooth erosion from eating highly acidic foods such as wine, sports and carbonated drinks, juices, fruits, tea, coffee and salad dressings made with vinegar or lemon juice.
  • This results in teeth losing their brightness, looking yellow, feeling more sensitive and becoming more brittle and weak.
  • Further prevention can be achieved by using certain techniques.
  • Use a straw to drink acidic beverages so the liquids avoid direct contact with your teeth.
  • Don’t swish acidic drinks around in your mouth, since they will have more contact with your teeth.
  • Don’t brush your teeth for at least one hour after eating acidic foods since brushing wears away the enamel.
  • Toothpastes like ProNamel are best to prevent acid wear and re-harden tooth enamel.
  • Highly acidic foods are healthy so use prevention rather than elimination.
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