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|Orange Effect On My Teeth by Nipeks(m): 1:40pm On Oct 05, 2011|
Anytime I take orange or orange juice (and other drinks that contain citric acid), my teeth hurts (just teeth, no gum) especially the incissor when air blows in. It also happens when I take other citrus fruits like tangerines and grapes but I'm more familiar with orange. I talked to a friend about it but said it's tangerine only that affects him. So, the question is: is this effect general or just unique to few people and how can I avoid it
|Re: Orange Effect On My Teeth by JeSoul(f): 2:36pm On Oct 10, 2011|
Oranges (lemons, grapefruits, sodas/soft drinks) have high acidity - especially if the fruits are not fully ripe. It is eroding your enamel (outer layer on the surface of the teeth) and thereby leading to pain whenever you eat them. If you must continue to eat these fruits, you can try these tips-
1- Eating very ripe oranges etc these are lower in acidity and will not hurt as much, if they hurt at all
2- Rinsing your mouth with water after taking them
3- Change your toothpaste to one that refortifies sensitive teeth like you have
4- Cut back on sodas and soft drinks so your teeth can regain some body
5- Cut back on sour candies and acidic foods in general
Here's some more advice I got from a website:
How Can You Protect Tooth Enamel From Erosion?
|Re: Orange Effect On My Teeth by Lady temi(f): 2:53am On Oct 13, 2011|
Sensodyne toothpaste is for people with sensitive teeth, you may also benefit from staying away from acidic foods and beverages until you feel better. Definitely try sensodyne if you can get it.
|Re: Orange Effect On My Teeth by Nipeks(m): 9:29pm On Oct 17, 2011|
Thank you. I've never heard of sensodyne toothpaste but I will and get one. I use close up by the way.
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