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How acidic food and drinks affects your teeth?

QSaliva helps neutralize the mouth’s acidity to restore pH and balance following food or drink consumption. Foods and drinks like fruits, soda, juice, wine, coffee, and energy drinks soften the enamel surface by demineralising it and making it susceptible to decay and damage.

Aggressive brushing can also lead to wear of the enamel surface. Saliva works slowly and acid attacks quickly, reducing the chance for repair. Hence wear overcomes the body’s natural response to save damage from food and drink. It further reduces the thickness of tooth enamel which changes the tooth’s texture, shape, strength and appearance. It also leads to sensitivity. Sensitivity is an indicator of advanced erosion. Once sensitivity occurs, it is important to protect the tooth and dentin (underneath layer).

Dental professionals encourage the following:
  1. Reduce consumption of acidic food and drink consumption whenever possible
  2. Using a straw to drink acidic beverages
  3. Drinking plenty of water following acidic consumption
  4. Brushing teeth twice a day

“Acidic temptations may tantalize our taste buds, but they also silently erode our precious teeth, reminding us to choose oral health over acidic indulgence.”