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Smile-Saving Habits

Posted by info on October 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM


You can't always avoid enamel-eroding foods, so use these tips to minimize acid wear:

Avoid snacking in between meals to minimize acid attacks.

Don't swish or hold acidic beverages in your mouth. Sip them through a straw to reduce the amount of time the acids come into contact with your teeth.

Rinse your mouth with water or chew sugarless gum after meals to help neutralize acid attacks.

If you do consume acidic foods or beverages, wait at least 30 minutes before brushing. This gives softened enamel a chance to reharden,


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