There are a number of things you can do:
- Only drink acidic food and drinks, and fizzy drinks, and sodas at mealtimes. This will reduce the number of acid incidents on your teeth.
- Drink quickly, without ‘swishing’ it around your mouth. Or use a straw to avoid long contact with your teeth.
- A meal with cheese or milk will help cancel out the acid.
- Chew sugar-free gum after eating. This produces more saliva to help cancel out the acids which form in your mouth after eating.
- Wait at least one hour after eating or drinking anything acidic before brushing your teeth. This gives time to build up your teeth’s mineral content again.
- Brush your teeth before bedtime and at least once during the day, with fluoride toothpaste. Use a brush with medium to soft bristles.
- Use a toothpaste with a fluoride.
- Spit after brushing and do not rinse, so that the fluoride stays on your teeth longer.
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC
ZoAnna Schienfeld, MS, DMD
Hanna Orland, DMD
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
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Chamblee, GA 30341