In order to stay healthy you have to consistently eat well and exercise, there is no other way. Any type of short cut you take may only end up causing more issues down the road; there is no substitute for hard work and dedication.
The same rules apply to your mouth and preventing the erosion of enamel on your teeth. “Dr. John Swartzberg at the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter said dental erosion is often caused by the acid in the food we eat and the beverages we drink. “It has a chemical reaction that essentially softens that enamel and over time that erodes our enamel which is the protective layer over the teeth,” Dr. Swartzberg explained.Dental erosion can lead to both tooth and gum problems. Luckily, there are ways to prevent this from happening. “Don’t brush your teeth right after eating or drinking something that would be acidic,” Swartzberg said. “After drinking a soda or having acidic foods, like an oranges, lemons or grapefruit, or even sour candies – rinse your mouth out with some water. Wait at least 30 minutes before brushing because the enamel is going to be soft for a little while and you want to wait until it gets harder again before you brush.” Use a soft toothbrush. Don’t overbrush. And stay away from overly-abrasive toothpaste, the Wellness Letter advises.”
Another great way to prevent dental erosion is to make sure you visit your Ottawa dentist regularly. They will be able to alert you to any of the signs of dental erosion and help guide you toward making your teeth healthier.