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Preventing Tooth Enamel Erosion

Preventing Tooth Enamel ErosionConcerns with eroding tooth enamel may not be something you think about everyday; however, poor habits and lifestyle choices just might be slowly robbing you of your smile. Did you know that sodas, even diet sodas, sports drinks, and fruit juices are often very acidic and actually dissolve the surface enamel of your teeth? The good news is that addressing this issue may be one of the easiest oral health lifestyle changes to make! For example, drinking these fluids only at mealtimes when the saliva is most active at neutralizing acid attack minimizes erosion. And waiting 30-60 minutes after drinking a soda gives the saliva time to re-mineralize (re-harden) the tooth surfaces. Even using a straw minimizes the potential damage acidic drinks can have our your teeth.

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