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Like Parent, Like Child: Good Oral Health Starts at Home


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Saved by a Straw? Sipping Soda Reduces Decay Risk

 
Chapter: Drinking Tips to Protect Enamel

 

  • Reduce your soda consumption.
  • Don't leave fluids in your mouth when sipping.
  • Don't drink soda before going to bed.
  • Don't brush immediately after drinking soda (it will harm the weakened enamel).
  • When brushing, brush in a circular motion (horizontal brushing can wear away at the weakened enamel).
  • If you have dry mouth, try to avoid carbonated beverages.

Reviewed: January 2012

 
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