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One of the main causes of tooth erosion is acidic food and drinks that you consume on a daily basis.  You may not even know that what you are eating or drinking is causing you harm, so take a look at this list and see if any habits you have, fit the bill! 

Acidic Foods:  Try your best to limit these foods or pair them with an alkaline snack!  AZ Queen Creek Family Dentist

  • Lemons, limes, tangerines and oranges
  • Apples, cherries, peaches, grapes, strawberries and apricots
  • Soda (diet or regular) and fruit juices
  • Tomatoes (or juice)
  • Jams/Jelly
  • Vinegar #martindental
  • Sauerkraut

Foods that help to prevent erosion are listed below!  Stay on track and eat these foods or drinks for a healthier mouth:

  • Beans (black, soy, wax, kidney and lima)
  • Vegetables like corn, peppers, asparagus, spinach and broccoli  AZ Queen Creek Family Dentist
  • Fish (salmon/shrimp/crab meat)
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Bread
  • Tea
  • Tofu
  • Potatoes/yams/rice
  • Fruits like watermelons, cantaloupes and honeydew
  • Ripe mangos, bananas and papayas

One of the best ways to treat erosion damage is to use fluoride.  It is a mineral found in many water supplies, toothpastes and mouthwashes.  It strengthens the teeth and helps to fight against the effects of acid.#smilewithconfidence

If dry mouth is an issue because of illness, cancer or side effects of medications you can be more prone to enamel erosion or cavities.  Chewing sugarless gum is a great tick that can help to produce more saliva. 

To make sure your teeth stay strong, brush with a fluoride toothpaste every day.  Add more nonacidic foods to your diet and also limit how much acidic foods and drinks you do have.  Your dentist can tell you what else to do to avoid enamel erosion and what you can do to maintain a healthy smile. 

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