Neutralizing an Acidic Mouth


Consuming a diet high in acidic food and drink can be problematic for your oral health. Acidity can wear away at your enamel. leaving your teeth less protected. more sensitive and prone to dental decay. Food and drink change the ph level of saliva. For example. bacteria in your mouth break down the carbohydrates your consume, releasing lactic acid, butyric acid, and aspartic acid. This lowers the ph level of your saliva.

Being mindful of the foods and beverages that you consume will have a great impact on the ph of your mouth. Here are some great options to neutralize your mouth after an acidic meal.

Always remember not to brush your teeth immediately after eating or drinking. Especially if the food was spicy, acidic, or sugary. Wait half an hour to brush or at least rinse your mouth before doing so.

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