Unfortunately, we only get one set of permanent, natural teeth. Because of this, it’s your job to make sure you care for them in the best way possible. In our previous post, our Woburn dental care experts started giving you ways to avoid tooth erosion at all costs. Tooth erosion can cause uncomfortable pain from cracked teeth, severe sensitivity and even indentions in your teeth. If you’re taking care of them with the following tips, your chances of avoiding tooth erosion could be high…
- When you decide to drink an acidic beverage, such as carbonated drinks and fruit juices, make sure you’re swallowing them quickly! Avoid swishing the drink around in your mouth, or holding it your mouth longer than normal.
- Do you chew gum? Reducing dry mouth is important to allow your teeth to remineralize, and a great way to do this is by chewing gum. However, it is important that you find a sugar-free gum that can increase saliva flow.
- Buy a new toothbrush that has soft bristles. Unlike what we have all thought growing up, medium and hard bristle toothbrushes aren’t as great for your teeth as you may believe. The harder the bristles, the more enamel tends to be removed from your teeth. Remember, you want to keep the enamel on your teeth! So, using a soft bristle toothbrush can aide in cleaning the enamel, but never removing it. If you’re experiencing tooth sensitivity and you use a medium to hard bristle toothbrush, it’s not surprising. But if you’re a victim, try using fluoride to help reduce the sensitivity.
Do you think you’re a victim of tooth erosion? Make an appointment with our dental care team in Woburn online today, and stay tuned for our next blog where we will be going over signs and symptoms that tooth erosion has begun in your mouth.