Here are some simple steps to protect your enamel from Acid erosion, starting today:

  1. Make an appointment to see our dentists and staff at SO Dental Chatswood if you haven’t been in the past 6 months, we will provide customised oral hygiene and dietary advice for your specific situations.
  2. Don’t give up the healthy food in your diet, particularly fruit, but take a fresh look at how to eat it. If you’re eating something acidic, have cheese, milk, or another non acidic food or drink with them.
  3. Don’t swish, swirl or hold acidic drinks in your mouth for too long.
  4. Many drinks, especially carbonated ones, can contribute to Acid Erosion. Try drinking through a straw or substituting the carbonated drink with water or milk.
  5. Try not to brush your teeth immediately after eating or drinking and make sure you’re using a soft-bristled brush.
  6. Consider using a mouthwash along with a fluoride paste to give you extra protection from the effects of everyday acids.
  7. Use a good protective toothpaste as your daily fluoride toothpaste. eg. Sensodyne*proNamel* toothpaste, or daily application of GC tooth mousse.