how to stop tooth erosions and abrasions?

  1. chukra G profile image58
    chukra Gposted 8 years ago

    i read that it happens because of acidic and the wrong way in brushing the teeth, so how do stop it, any suggestions

    1. Rehma Jamshed profile image61
      Rehma Jamshedposted 8 years agoin reply to this


      Here are a few tips:

        After eating or drinking acidic foods or beverages, rinse your mouth with fresh water so that the acid is diluted and easier neutralized.

        Acids temporarily soften the tooth surface (de-mineralization), don't brush your teeth immediately after eating or drinking something acidic (or vomiting), as the softened enamel will be further damaged by the brushing and that will speed up the process of erosion. Wait at least an hour to allow calcium in saliva to repair tooth enamel after the acid exposure.

        You should brush your teeth twice a day, with a soft toothbrush using fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride helps the remineralization of the tooth enamel and it is necessary for preventing tooth erosion.

        Use a straw when drinking carbonated beverages or fruit juices, which are very acidic (at least to limit contact of acids with the front teeth).

      Hope this helps.

  2. Tom D Nolan profile image64
    Tom D Nolanposted 8 years ago

    There are a few things different possible causes. You could check out an old hub of mine if you want to narrow things down.

    Hope this helps.