Your body doesn't like a lot of acid in it. This is especially true in your mouth. If you consume too many acids, it can not only hurt your entire body, but it can also do a lot of damage to your teeth. While you may not think that you consume a lot of acid, most people really do.
A lot of unintentional acid comes with the things that we drink each day. Here are some ways of cutting down on the acids you consume to protect your teeth from harm.
Protecting Your Teeth from Acid DamageTomatoes, onions, and garlic, while good for you, can be highly acidic, depending on how they are cooked. Whenever you eat them, you should make sure that you follow the meal with something that will cut down on how acidic your mouth is. Consider eating some cheese after a meal to help cut down on the remaining acid after a meal.
What you drink is also a concern. If you typically drink only coffee, soda, and sports drinks, that is a problem. All of these items are full of acid. They need to be drunk in moderation, and a lot of water should be consumed after drinking them to help remove excess acid from your mouth.
If you don't cut down on the acid you consume, your teeth are going to pay the price.
It can cause a lot of erosion in your teeth, and it can lead to both sensitivities of different tastes and temperatures, plus cavities. Give your teeth the tender care they need.
If you are going to consume acids, make sure to take care to lessen the acidic levels in your mouth as soon as you are done. Plus, make sure you talk to your dentist about your acid intake so they can keep an eye on your teeth.
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