While tooth enamel is the body’s hardest substance, it’s not invincible. Certain foods/drinks, medications, acid reflux, and even oral bacteria can cause tooth decay and the overall thinning of the tooth’s surface.
Here are some simple ways to protect your teeth:
> Avoid carbonated beverages, over time they can eat away at your teeth.
> Don’t sip drinks through a straw. When you do, it increases the liquid’s exposure to your teeth and the potential damage to your teeth.
> Drink water after finishing an acidic drink, such as juice, wine, or carbonated beverages. Washing away the acid with water, helps to keep your teeth healthy and strong.
> After drinking anything other than water, wait an hour before brushing your teeth. This gives your tooth’s enamel the time to remineralize.
> Choose a soft bristled toothbrush, it removes plaque without damaging your tooth enamel.
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