Is There Anything You Can Do to Minimize How Much Acidic Foods and Drinks Hurt Your Teeth?
Posted on 12/25/2019 by Dr. Michael Wockenfus
There are several activities that could bring about serious harm your teeth. Some of them include martial arts and playing physically involving sports.
For this reason, a lot of sportsmen always have a mouth guard on just in case there is potential danger and injury coming their way during the game. This helps secure their teeth and ensure that they minimize injury. However, sometimes, people have oral issues based on the foods they eat.
What Types Of Food Hurt My Teeth?
When you bite on something hard, you might end up hurting your teeth for a little while. However, the more complex pain comes from chemical processes that occur inside the mouth. When one takes in a lot of carbohydrates, they are broken down in the mouth by bacteria and form lactic acid. This acid erodes your tooth enamel and could cause cavities which manifests itself in the form of toothaches and high sensitivity. Sugary beverages can also lead to increased acid levels in your mouth which causes damage and pain.
How Can I Minimize The Effect On My Teeth?
There are people that avoid sugar and carbohydrates all together in their lives. However, if this is difficult for you, you could always aim to balance the acidic and alkaline levels of whatever is on your plate. Another solution is to drink a tall glass of water thirty minutes before and after meals. This helps even out the pH of your mouth and reduce the impact caused by high acidity on your teeth.
It is also recommended that you see us to assess the kind of pain that you experience in your teeth or gums. Call us today and schedule an appointment for a checkup, we're always happy to help.
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