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Guard your tooth enamel against dental erosion by taking the necessary steps to stop harmful acids from attacking your teeth. Although brushing and flossing habits are useful, some types of toothpaste can be too abrasive and damage your teeth if your teeth are already in a sensitive state due to acidic damage, so do not brush your teeth directly after meals. Your oral health services guide for dental erosion features the following attributes:

– Strive to eat healthy snacks and never eat or drink products with an extremely low pH level. If you must eat acidic foods, always consume them with a meal.

– To amplify your oral health, implement products that can increase your saliva production after meals, including sugarless chewing gum.

– It is important to ensure that saliva is readily being produced in your mouth to avoid the effects of dry mouth.

-To wash your teeth after eating, do not immediately use a brush and toothpaste, as this could cause abrasion damage due to heightened tooth sensitivity. As an alternative, try using a supplemental dental cleaning tool such as mouthwash or chewing gum.

Mark Berard and our team will make sure that your pearly whites are properly treated. To schedule an oral exam or professional cleaning at our dentist office in Holland, Michigan, please contact us at 616-392-2853. Come on in to learn more about your options to get the bright and healthy smile you’ve always wanted!