Moffitt Restorative Dentistry

Preventing Erosion and Decay caused by Acidic Drinks

Jun 22 2015

A Colorado news station reminds us the importance of
protecting our teeth from acidic drinks like soda and sports drinks. They are
seeing more erosion and tooth decay in Colorado Springs partially due to acidic
drinks. After drinking soda, sports drinks, coffee, lemonade, or any other
acidic drink you should wait at least thirty minutes to brush your teeth,
otherwise you are brushing while your teeth are still under attack from
acid/during their weakest state. Other ways to protect your teeth from these acid
offenders are: drinking through a straw to let the liquid bypass the teeth,
using fluoride rinses at home, in office application of fluoride varnish,
filling deep grooves with sealants, drinking water after an acidic drink, and
chewing xylitol gum.

Here at Moffitt Restorative Dentistry we also suggest that
after brushing your teeth you spit and not rinse in order to keep those active
ingredients in your toothpaste, such as fluoride, calcium, and phosphates, on
your teeth longer to help strengthen your teeth.

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