Are you aware that foods with high acidity level can erode your tooth enamel? The reason is due to low pH levels within the foods which can produce acids capable of eating through your enamel. Some of the biggest offenders of acidic foods are sugary sweets, specifically sour sweets. According to numerous studies, some sour treats that can be purchased at your local supermarket can contain a pH level nearly on par with car battery acid! If you wish to protect your teeth and prevent dental erosion, do your part to minimize the effects of acidic foods.
Dental erosion is a form of damage done to teeth that is the result of tooth enamel being worn away. When tooth enamel is eroded away, it can leave your teeth susceptible to cavities and infection. Keep your smile strong by guarding your teeth against acidic substances that seek to destroy your tooth enamel.
Also, be aware of sugary foods. Sugary foods can erode your teeth because when the sugars are in your mouth, they can be converted into harmful acids that eat through your tooth enamel. One of the biggest threats presented by sugary foods is sour sweets, which can have a pH level comparable to car battery acid. In addition, foods such as citrus fruits and tomatoes are also known to have a high acidity.
If you would like to set up an appointment to discuss your possible dental erosion treatment with Dr. Miles Mason and our team at Montgomery County Periodontal Associates, please call (936) 756-1669 to set up a visit to our dentist office in Conroe, Texas. We look forward to hearing from you soon!