Posted on 8/20/2019 by Fern Creek Dentistry
|Most people give very little, if any, thought to how the acidic foods they eat impact their teeth. However, this should be something you give a lot of thought to since these foods are known to cause your teeth to feel sensitive.
These foods include things you eat every day like meat, beans, grains, corn, fish, and coffee. It also includes foods that most people realize are high in acid like sports drinks, orange juice, soda, tomatoes, yogurt, sour cream, fruit, and wine.
What Acidic Foods do to Your Teeth
Acidic foods have a negative impact on your teeth's enamel. In fact, they're quite commonly known to cause tooth sensitivity. This is why you should eat a balanced diet: so that alkaline foods can balance out the acid, helping to keep your teeth healthier.
When you don't do this, and you continue eating too many acidic foods you can also cause the inner layer of your tooth to become exposed. When this happens, your tooth's nerve center is also more exposed. Of course, this can also make your already sensitive teeth even more sensitive than they currently are.
Since you don't want to completely stop eating the foods you enjoy, even if they do contain a lot of acid, you do need to take other steps to correct the issue so that your teeth are less sensitive. According to the Academy of General Dentistry one of the easiest things that you can do here is to use a toothpaste that's specially formulated for sensitive teeth along with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
When your teeth feel sensitive and you're uncertain why, give our office a call. We'll schedule a time to look at your teeth and discuss what you eat. Together we can get to the root of the issue and help your teeth to feel much better.
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