Limiting the Effects of Acid Erosion Is Easier Than You Think

There are easy ways patients can limit acid erosion. Even if patients already show signs of acid erosion, taking the following steps can help prevent further damage.

3 Simple Ways Patients Can Limit Damage1-4

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1.    Minimize exposure to dietary acids1-3

  • Reduce consumption of acidic foods and drinks (<4 daily)
  • Avoid holding or swishing acidic drinks in your mouth
  • Drink acidic beverages through a straw
  • Rinse your mouth with water after consuming acidic foods and drinks
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2.    Use appropriate technique and timing when brushing teeth2

  • Avoid brushing immediately after consuming acidic foods and drinks—they demineralize the tooth surface, making it more susceptible to physical damage, like brushing
  • Brush gently but thoroughly with a soft-bristled toothbrush
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3.    Brush teeth with a specialized fluoride toothpaste4

  • Use a daily toothpaste with an optimized formulation for superior fluoride uptake
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1.Minimize exposure to dietary acids1-3

  • Reduce consumption of acidic foods and drinks (<4 daily)
  • Avoid holding or swishing acidic drinks in your mouth
  • Drink acidic beverages through a straw
  • Rinse your mouth with water after consuming acidic foods and drinks
30 Minute Clock Icon

2.Use appropriate technique and timing when brushing teeth2

  • Avoid brushing immediately after consuming acidic foods and drinks—they demineralize the tooth surface, making it more susceptible to physical damage, like brushing
  • Brush gently but thoroughly with a soft-bristled toothbrush
Tooth Brush and Toothpaste Icon

3.Brush teeth with a specialized fluoride toothpaste4

  • Use a daily toothpaste with an optimized formulation for superior fluoride uptake
Acidic Foods and Drinks

Modern Diet and Its Role in Acid Erosion

The prominence of acidic foods in modern diets has resulted in an increase in the prevalence of acid erosion.

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Pronamel Enamel Protection Toothpaste

Defend Against the Effects of Acid Erosion With Pronamel®

Pronamel strengthens enamel and protects against acid erosion, in addition to relieving sensitivity pain.

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Dentist Smiling Giving Product Recommendation

Recommend the Right Product for Each Patient

Identify symptoms of dentin hypersensitivity or acid erosion to make a quality recommendation.

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Acidic Foods and Drinks

Modern Diet and Its Role in Acid Erosion

The prominence of acidic foods in modern diets has resulted in an increase in the prevalence of acid erosion.

Learn More

Pronamel Enamel Protection Toothpaste

Defend Against the Effects of Acid Erosion With Pronamel®

Pronamel strengthens enamel and protects against acid erosion, in addition to relieving sensitivity pain.

Learn More

Dentist Smiling Giving Product Recommendation

Recommend the Right Product for Each Patient

Identify symptoms of dentin hypersensitivity or acid erosion to make a quality recommendation.

Learn More

References:

1. Dugmore C and Rock W. A multifactorial analysis of factors associated with dental erosion. Br Dent J. 2004;196:283–286.

2. Lussi A, et al. The role of diet in the aetiology of dental erosion. Caries Res. 2004;38(suppl 1):34–44.

3. Zero D. Erosion—chemical and biological factors of importance to the dental practitioner. Int Dent J. 2005;55:285–290.

4. Layer TM. Formulation considerations for developing toothpastes suitable for those at risk from erosive tooth wear. J Clin Dent. 2009;20(6):199–202.