Our diets as Americans have changed drastically over the last several decades. It includes a substantial amount of acidic and carbohydrate-related foods. These cause oral and systemic acidity. There are several kinds of bacteria that use simple carbohydrates to break down a tooth’s minerals, creating opportunities for decay and cavities. Cavities are a preventable infectious disease if you balance your oral chemistry.
Sodas, fruit juices, and sports drinks are highly acidic and have seemed to replace our water and milk consumption. Teeth start to demineralize at a pH level of 5.5. On average soft drinks to fruit juices, etc. have a pH level of 2.6-4.6 depending on the type of drink. Sports drinks and energy drinks have the strongest potential for tooth erosion.
At Seattle Dental Care, we update your pH level routinely to monitor and provide personalized at-home oral care to fight the oral and systemic acidity.
If you’re ready to find a practitioner that provides holistic dentistry in Seattle, call our team at (206) 728-1330. We’d love to talk to you about the benefits of holistic dental care and how it can improve your health and quality of life.