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Acidic Foods And Their Impact On Our Dental Hygiene
December 09, 2020  |  Oral Hygiene

Acidic Foods And Their Impact On Our Dental Hygiene

As we all know almost all people love to eat fruits not only because of their sweetness, and juiciness but also fruits can be a healthy source of Vitamin C. In general, fruits and fruit drinks may be very acidic, and consuming highly Acidic Foods and drinks in our daily lifestyle can harm our teeth, if not properly taken care of. Consuming acidic fruits and other foods —can cause your tooth to erode and the enamel might corrode resulting in dental erosion and tooth sensitivity.

 

What actually is Dental Erosion?

Tooth enamel is very hard, though the high acid filled in most of the foods and juices might cause it to damage, weaken or demineralize over time. The calcium content in saliva can help strengthen your enamel, but when the ambient in your mouth is too acidic, demineralization may not occur. Due to this, a situation springs up known as Tooth Erosion and decay. 

Here are some common signs of erosion:

  • Sensitivity - Hot and cold foods, highly-flavored sweets and even cold air can produce high sensitivity when in contact with your teeth. 

  •  Discoloration - This type of situation occurs when the enamel of the tooth becomes thinner and due to this your teeth might appear slightly yellower revealing the dentin underneath.

  • Rounded teeth - These are small curves along the chewing surface and may appear to have softer or sanded edges.

  • Transparency - The edges of your incisors may decrease in opacity (as if you can almost see through them).

  • Cracks - Very small faults or sharpness near the edges of the teeth are also common.


What are Some of the Most Acidic Foods?

 

Consuming too much Acidic Foods can harm the tooth enamel and may weaken your gum line, leading to exposing the inner layer. So it's essential to consume them in the right proportion.

 

Here are some highly acidic foods and drinks that should generally be kept in mind:

  • Citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges

  • Apples, grapes, pomegranates, pineapples

  • Fruit juices and sodas

  • Tomatoes and tomato juice

  • Jams and jellies, Vinegar


Make sure that you intake foods and drink that would not lead to erosion, which includes:

  • Beans,  and soya beans

  • Corn, peas, peppers, and spinach

  • Fish, including salmon, shrimp

  • Crab meat

  • Cheeses, breads, green tea

  • Potatoes, rice

  • Watermelons, ripe mangoes, and bananas


Solutions to Erosion


If you’ve experienced enamel erosion, the Dentists at TruSmile Dental in Calgary, AB can help you with a few treatments. One of which is called a Tooth Bonding. In more serious cases, your expertise may add a Veneer or Crown to your damaged teeth to stop further decay.

Prevention and Cure

The best way to prevent enamel erosion is to protect it from becoming worse by maintaining a proper oral hygiene like brushing twice daily, flossing at least once a day, using an antibacterial mouthwash, maintaining a balanced diet and making regular visits to your dentist.

 
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