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How can I protect my enamel?

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Cut down on acidic drinks and foods.

Rinse your mouth with water right after you eat or drink something acidic.

Use a straw for sodas and fruit juices so they bypass the teeth.

Finish a meal with a glass of milk or a piece of cheese.

Chew sugar-free gum.

Drink more water during the day if you have dry mouth.

Use a soft toothbrush. Don't brush too hard.

Wait at least an hour to brush after you've had acidic foods or drinks.

Use fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash.

Get treatment for conditions like bulimia , alcoholism, or GERD.

From: Tooth Enamel Erosion WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  

American Dental Association: ''Are Your Teeth Sensitive?''

Academy of General Dentistry: ''Erosion Control: the Effects of Tooth Erosion.''

Academy of General Dentistry: ''Acid Attack!''

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on November 15, 2018

SOURCES:  

American Dental Association: ''Are Your Teeth Sensitive?''

Academy of General Dentistry: ''Erosion Control: the Effects of Tooth Erosion.''

Academy of General Dentistry: ''Acid Attack!''

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on November 15, 2018

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