How do I prevent tooth erosion?

Tooth erosion, a condition that happens when acids eat away at your tooth’s surface, can be prevented through several basic oral hygiene steps. Avoiding foods with added sugars will help. Drinking lots of water along with regular tooth brushing (two times a day for two minutes) and flossing can also help you prevent dental erosion.

To prevent tooth erosion, cut back on the amount of acid in your diet. Drink fewer carbonated sodas and juices. When you drink them, use a straw and avoid holding them in your mouth for long periods of time. Try to rinse with water after drinking but wait an hour before brushing your teeth. 


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