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Did you know that acidic foods are dangerous for your teeth and gums? Acidic foods and drinks can harm your teeth and lead to dental erosion. To avoid the risks that acidic foods pose, prepare your smile for dental erosion treatments. If dental erosion continues to rise and is left unchecked, cavities and eventual tooth loss can occur.

One of the best ways to nullify acids in your mouth is through the production of saliva. An effective way to increase saliva production in your mouth is by chewing sugarless gum after meals.

If you cannot stay away from foods and beverages with high acidity, make sure they are only eaten with big meals. Never eat acidic foods and beverages on their own or as between-meal snacks. By adding them to larger meals, it can help to somewhat neutralize the acids.

Try to use a toothbrush with soft bristles that will not be abrasive, as well as toothpaste that has a bicarbonate ingredient and low-abrasion fluoride in it. Never brush and floss after eating acidic meals, because your teeth can be extremely sensitive to abrasive materials at this time, and even cleaning your teeth by brushing them can lead to further harm.

Keeping your teeth clean ensures dental erosion will not be able to harm you. To schedule your professional cleaning at Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Lansing with Dr. Steven Rodriguez and our team at our dentist office in Lansing, Michigan, simply give us a call at 517-333-3160. Let us help you find your healthy smile!