Preventing Dental Erosion
“Cavities aren’t the only thing that can hurt your teeth. A growing number of people these days suffer from dental erosion.Dr. John Swartzberg at the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter said dental erosion is often caused by the acid in the food we eat and the beverages we drink.”
As stated in the article, Dental erosion can lead to both tooth and gum problems. Luckily, there are ways to prevent this from happening.
“Don’t brush your teeth right after eating or drinking something that would be acidic,” Swartzberg said. “After drinking a soda or having acidic foods, like an oranges, lemons or grapefruit, or even sour candies – rinse your mouth out with some water. Wait at least 30 minutes before brushing because the enamel is going to be soft for a little while and you want to wait until it gets harder again before you brush.”