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9 Top Tips To Reduce Tooth Wear From Surrey Dentist

Tooth wear can be caused be multiple reasons.  One big cause of tooth wear is due to acid erosion.  Acid erosion can be from certain types of food and drink such as citrus fruits and carbonated drinks.  Another cause could be due to stomach acid reflux.  Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey gives its top tips to help prevent further wear:

  1. Brush effectively yet gently with a soft tooth brush.
  2. Use a low abrasive toothpaste with a high concentration of fluoride
  3. Only consume acidic foods at meal times.
  4. Wait an hour before brushing after consuming acid food/drinks to avoid damaging more vulnerable enamel.
  5. Use a fluoridated mouthwash daily at a different time to brushing and prior to consuming acidic food and drink.
  6. Reduce or eliminate carbonated drinks.
  7. Drink acidic/carbonated drinks through a straw and do not hold or “swish” drinks around the mouth.
  8. Try drinking just still water between meals.
  9. Ensuring snacks are “safe” eg. soft nuts, rice, pasta, vegetables, meat, fish.

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