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How Acids Work Against the Enamel on Your Teeth

Posted on 5/24/2021 by Amy
How Acids Work Against the Enamel on Your TeethAcids are very corrosive. Drinking or eating acidic foods can damage the enamel of your teeth. Acids have a pH level of 7.0 with lower than 7.0 numbers signifying high acidic levels. Considering acids attack the enamel, you need to take precautions to protect your enamel.

Acids Attack on the Enamel

Acidic foods and beverages can be harmful to your teeth. As much as many acidic drinks adore them can cause significant damage to your tooth. In general, a drink's acidity is determined by how much acid it contains. As mentioned earlier, acids have a pH level of below 7.0 and can damage the teeth' enamel significantly. Consuming foods or drinks with low pH numbers is very harmful not only to the enamel but also to the gums.

The enamel is a thick outer layer that protects your tooth from bacterial attacks. Acids can wear the enamel down, damaging its structure and causing long-term tooth erosion. It is important to note that tooth erosion is permanent and can be severe. This is because the enamel is not a living cell, meaning it cannot naturally repair itself when the skin dies off. The biggest threat to the health of your enamel is acids. We recommend that you limit the consumption of acidic foods and beverages for better oral health.

Protecting the Enamel Against Acids

Acids pose a serious threat to the tooth enamel, and it is important to protect it. We recommend that you use moderation when consuming acidic foods and beverages. As much as your tooth's enamel will not regenerate, saliva plays a crucial role in maintaining it. Therefore, it can be quite helpful to consume items that stimulate saliva production. This will give you the best chance to fight against erosion caused by acids. Visit our offices for more information on the dangers of acids and tips on how you can protect your enamel.

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