Protecting Your Teeth When You Are Sick and Vomiting
Posted on 10/17/2017 by Office
When it comes to being sick and throwing up, stomach acid is harsh and it can ruin the integrity of your teeth. It can break through the enamel and even cause a wealth of other issues.
In order to protect your teeth when you have vomited a decent amount, make sure to follow these tips to protect the outer layer of your teeth and reduce the chances of decay and cavities.
Tips for Protecting Your Teeth While Sick
There are always tips to keep in mind when it comes to protecting the teeth. You need to ensure that you are not going to ruin your teeth just because you're sick. Never worry about what you should do.
Always brush your teeth after you have vomited. This will reduce the chances of having the acid sit and break through the enamel on the teeth. You don't want this to happen.
If you're unable to brush, then rinsing your mouth out with water can also help to break down the acid that is left on your teeth.
Using a scrubbing gum to remove the acid and scrub away the particles from the teeth can help. This, however, should be a sugar-free variation.
Contact Our Dentist Today
Contact us today if you find that your teeth are being broken down due to being sick. When this happens, we can provide fluoride and other treatments to help protect the integrity of your teeth overall.
Never have to worry about not being able to protect your teeth and reduce the amount of damage done to them. Whether it is a once off thing or it is a constant sickness, our dentists can recommend the best course of treatment to help you keep your teeth. Call us today to learn more or to set up an appointment.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (210) 408-7999 today.
4553 N. Loop 1604 West Suite 1211 San Antonio, TX 78249