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Do you want a top-notch oral health and a strong and beautiful smile? If so, then it’s best to avoid enamel erosion as much as possible.

Enamel erosion in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a common dental issue that usually develops when acid wears down the surfaces of your teeth, which results in tooth sensitivity, tooth discoloration, tooth chips, and more. So, it’s best to avoid this problem by doing the following things:

Eat acidic products with meals: It’s best to consume acidic products with meals instead of snacking on them throughout the day. This will reduce the amount of time the acid is in contact with your teeth and it will also help neutralize the harmful particles in your mouth.

Drink water: When you eat or drink an acidic product, it’s recommended to drink water along with it. This will help wash the acidic particles away.

Use a straw: If you must drink acidic drinks, then it’s best to use a straw while doing so. Using a straw will send the beverage past your teeth and down your throat. This will help reduce the amount of time the acid has contact with your chompers.

Say no to bubbles: Try to limit your consumption of carbonated drinks. You can swap them out with water, milk or tea.

Wait before brushing: Instead of immediately brushing your teeth after you’ve consumed an acidic food or drink, wait for 30 minutes. The acid in the products you consume tends to soften the tooth enamel. If you brush right after consuming them, it can damage your teeth. While you wait for the 30 minutes to pass, you can rinse with tap water.

Your dentist, Dr. Melissa Ravago, and our dental team care about you and your oral health, which is why we recommend doing these things. If you have questions or if you would like to learn more, please call Ravago Dental today at 505.292.6414 . We are happy to help you!