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Six Ways to Prevent Dental Damage from Acidic Foods and Drinks
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    Tracy Law is offline New Member
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    Default Six Ways to Prevent Dental Damage from Acidic Foods and Drinks

    When and how often you consume acidic foods or beverages affects dental health, says a new report, suggesting six ways to minimize the risk of damage. Besides sugar, acids found in diet and regular soda, energy drinks, juice and wine can erode tooth enamel, leading to tooth decay.
    1. Limiting consumption: There should be a limited consumption of soda, wine, energy drinks and juice, high-acid foods including tart candies, citrus fruits and foods containing vinegar.

    2. Timing consumption: Having acidic foods as part of a meal helps neutralize and eliminate acids. Eating acidic foods before bedtime is the worst time to consume, because production of saliva decreases during sleep. Saliva helps neutralize and dilute acids.

    3. Drinking right: To drink soda or juice, a straw should be used as it helps minimize contact with the teeth. Also, drinking quickly and not sipping over long periods helps reduce the effects of acid on tooth enamel.

    4. Neutralizing: After having acidic food or drink, eating cheese or swishing with water or a fluoride rinse helps neutralize the acid.

    5. Timing your brushing: Before consuming acidic foods or drink, brushing teeth with fluoride toothpaste 30 minutes is most beneficial. Brushing immediately afterward should be avoided.

    6. Chewing sugar-free gum: Having a sugar-free chewing gum can help stimulate saliva flow, which neutralizes and dilutes acid.

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    bhanuverma is offline Banned
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    hi i drink alcoholic a lot and always suffering from from dental diseases and this forum is really very useful for me because the six ways which are given in this forum for prevention of dental damage is helpful for me and now i am happy.
    Last edited by ddcmod; 10-06-2008 at 11:12 PM.

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