The hygienists at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design in Colorado Springs have two tips for you during this month of holiday goodies:
- Enjoy the holiday goodies, but don’t constant munch all day. Eat your meal and then be done.Anytime you eat or drink anything that is sugary, the bacteria in your mouth feed on these sugars to make acids. These bacterial acids cause the pH in your mouth to drop below normal levels and make your tooth enamel “softer” and more vulnerable to abrasion.The process for your saliva to bring your oral pH back to normal typically takes about 30 minutes.
- Chew gum! Sugarless gum with Xylitol helps bring your pH back to neutral more quickly. A flavor favorite from Hygienist Christine Church? Trident Spearmint.
Please call Aesthetic Dentistry by Design for your hygeine appointment. 719-599-0700