Amanda Delwiche D.D.S.
AMANDA DELWICHE
D.D.S.

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Sports and Energy Drinks Can Damage Your Teeth

Sports and Energy Drinks Can Damage Your Teeth

You may not know that many popular energy and sports drinks are exposing people to potential dental problems. Numerous studies have shown that these drinks are capable of hurting your teeth by eroding your enamel. When this strong outer layer of your teeth becomes eroded you can be more susceptible to decay and sensitivity. It comes down to the level of acid, or pH level, in whatever you are drinking. Water is generally considered to have a pH of 7 which is neutral. Battery acid has a level of 0. Stomach acid varies between 1-2 or can be as high as 4-5. Coffee ...

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Chewing Gum Can Be Good For Your Teeth

Did you know that chewing gum can help reduce the risk of developing a cavity? One major benefit of chewing gum is that it increases the amount of saliva in your mouth. The increased saliva helps to flush away the plaque from your teeth. Also, every time we eat the pH of our mouth becomes more acidic. The increased saliva from chewing gum helps to return the mouth to a more neutral pH. Additionally, minerals in our saliva like calcium, phosphate, and flouride help to strengthen teeth to further protect against cavities.

You shouldn't chew just any gum though. Bacteria in our mouths make acid from regular sugar and some sugar ...

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