Protect Your Enamel - It’s the Only One You’ve Got
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Out teeth and gums are essential for more of our health than we sometimes think. One of those health thoughts we often forget is the importance of our tooth enamel. The enamel is the hard, outer surface layer of our teeth that serves to protect against tooth decay. In fact, tooth enamel is considered the hardest mineral substance in your body, even stronger than bone. Your tooth enamel acts as a protection shield against your teeth. There are several actions you can do to prevent enamel damage such as decaying or discoloration.
Preventing enamel decay can be as easy as cutting out or limiting high-acidic foods from your regular diet. High-acidic foods include items such as blueberries, sugar, honey, vinegar, soy sauce, cranberries, and more. Another thing you can do is remove high sugar drinks from your diet in addition to acidic foods is also a good idea.
The easiest way to avoid decay is to steer clear of high-acidity foods. This may not always be possible, but eliminating sugary fruit juices and soda from your diet is a good start.
Brushing your teeth after each meal and flossing frequently also preserves your enamel. Another good idea is to rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash after eating to wash away high-acidity particles.