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misti

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i was told by a few dentists that i might have acidic saliva. that's why i get constant tooth erosion, which causes decays. this is not good news for one who is dental phobic. so despite brushing, flossing, using interdental brush, i am still prone to getting cavities. is there any way to help the situation besides using toothpaste for acidity and fine bristle toothbrush? :shame:
 
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A high fluoride toothpaste like Duraphat? Has to be prescribed by your dentist though.
 
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If you are able... drinking alkaline water might help. It reduces the acidity in your body. Evamor is good.
 
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thank you coolin!
i will check that one with my dentist. i am avoiding seeing him now because he is encouraging me to go for crowning after the root canal, which was done 3 weeks back. i can't afford it because i have already spent close to US$1600 for these few week's dental works. besides being scared of course. to pay to be traumatized is such a sad thing really. :stars:
 
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tabatha7, thank you. my dentist mentioned alkaline water, but it's not easy to get it here. he says to get the "machine" so i think it might be costly. i will try to find Evamor.
 
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"Ionized" and alkaline water - Snake oil on tap

Unless the drinking water in your area was exceptionally acidic for some reason (normally, water has a neutral pH of around 7), I can't see the benefits of a machine that turns water more alkaline (apart from funding the manufacturers of these devices :)).

As coolin said, a high fluoride toothpaste may help.

You can also find some tips here:


 
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thank you, letsconnect!
those are great links! i will read it many times. wonderful tips there.
 
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