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Re: [IPk] Tooth enamel & sensitive teeth



 true, I put cold ginger tea in my water bottle when trekking in Nepal and got
bored of water, it wasn't bad.
Di

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> On 11 Feb 2014, at 21:58, geminologist1 <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> Di some herbal teas when cooled and bottled are quite nice:)B 
> 
> 
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> -------- Original message --------
> From: DIana Maynard <email @ redacted> 
> Date: 11/02/2014  21:48  (GMT+00:00) 
> To: email @ redacted 
> Subject: Re: [IPk] Tooth enamel & sensitive teeth 
> 
 > Thanks Ruth. I think that reiterates pretty much everything I said, so
clearly
> I remembered it right! yes, Duraphat is the toothpaste I get on prescription.
 > but my question is still: what can I drink that's carb free, tastes nicer
than
> water and doesn't damage teeth? apart from herbal tea, which isn't very
> practical when exercising :-)
> Di
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
>> On 11 Feb 2014, at 21:38, Ruth Gibbins <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> 
 >> Hi guys, I have put my dental nurse and oral health educator hat on to
answer
>> some of these queries on teeth.
>> Erosion (erosion of tooth enamel, irreplaceable) is caused by consuming
> acidic
>> food/ drink, such as fizzy drinks, whether they contain sugar or not.(which
> also
>> scarily affects the bones). Coke, Pepsi etc are absolutely bad news for
> teeth.
>> Other foods which cause erosion are orange juice, lemon juice, over-
> consumption
 >> of fruits such as apples, things containing vinegar, cider, alcopops, etc.
It
> is
>> also seen in people who have acid reflux, and bullimics. The effects can be
>> minimised slightly by rinsing with water after consuming such foods, or
> drinking
 >> milk. These food items actually open up the 'pores' of the teeth and the
next
>> layer of the tooth exposed which is the dentine, a much softer substance and
>> very sensitive.
>> When we consume sugar it coats the teeth and forms plaque. When sugar in any
>> form is introduced into the mouth, bacteria in the plaque react with the
> sugar
 >> and produce acid, which if left on the teeth for any length of time eats
into
>> the tooth, causing decay.
>> Saliva amazingly contains bicarbonate which is a buffering solution, and
>> counteracts the sugar, but this buffering effect will only protect the teeth
> if
>> the 'acid attacks' are kept to a minimum, current advice is to only have a
>> sugary snack after a meal and never in between meals - not much help if you
> have
>> a hypo mid morning!
>> However, if the sugar/ hypo treatment is kept to a measured dose, say for
>> example 4 glucose tablets, a measured dose of 15/20ml of glucose liquid, or
> the
>> required number of jelly babies, instead of glugging on lucozade, Pepsi or
>> something else until you feel better, that will obviously be better for your
>> teeth, and you could follow it with a rinse of water, or even a fluoride
>> mouthwash if so desired.
>> But never, ever clean your teeth after eating/drinking something acidic or
 >> being sick, as the acid in your mouth combined with the abrasive particles
in
>> toothpaste will further damage your teeth!
>> The Colgate toothpaste previously mentioned is expensive, but very good
> (better
>> than dare I say it, the sensodyne we always used to recommend). Current
> advice
 >> is to spit after cleaning your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste, not to
rinse
>> with anything, this leaves the fluoride to work on your teeth, as they will
>> absorb the fluoride over the next couple of hours, to help to strengthen
> them.
>> If the teeth are very sensitive you can rub it on at bedtime and leave it to
>> work, in 2 weeks you will notice the benefit.
 >> A fluoride mouthwash can also be used to help strengthen your teeth, but
only
>> use it during the day, not after brushing as it will rinse away all that
>> expensive fluoride toothpaste down the drain!
>> As Di mentioned if, as a person with diabetes you are concerned about your
 >> teeth Duraphat toothpaste can be prescribed by your dentist - it is very
high
> in
>> fluoride and we regularly prescribe to people whose teeth are susceptible to
>> higher degrees of damage.
>> I hope that this information will be of interest/use to some of you. At some
>> dental practices this advice will have cost you a small amount!
>> Ruth
>> 
>> 
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