The majority of foods have some amount of acid in them, so it’s virtually impossible to enjoy your life, even if you eat a healthy balanced diet, without consuming at least some amount of acid. Some highly acidic foods, although not great for the teeth if consumed in large amounts, are still extremely beneficial for your overall health, for example, citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, and limes.
The key to neutralizing mouth acids is to increase saliva production, as saliva breaks down acids, balances the pH, and helps keep your mouth clean and moisturized.
Regularly consuming highly acidic foods and beverages over time wear away the protective layer of enamel from your teeth. This not only causes cavities and tooth decay to develop but causes sensitivity to your teeth and gums.
You’ll be pleased to know that there are some natural ways to neutralize these mouth acids that don’t strip away the good bacteria in the mouth, as conventional mouthwash does.
Read: “The Toxic Truth About Your Mouthwash”.
Ideally, the more alkaline you can make your saliva, the better your oral health will be. Alkaline levels of pH 7.5 or higher help to remineralize tooth enamel and prevent cavity-causing bacteria. By limiting the acidic foods in your diet and eating foods that are high in alkaline properties, you can increase your saliva pH level and improve your mouth health, too.
Eat More Veggies!
As we’ve mentioned many times before, the way to good oral health is through your belly! Packing more veggies into your diet not only boosts your immune system but their alkaline content will help to neutralize the pH in your saliva.
The most alkalizing veggies include:
- Green beans
- Red bell peppers
Cut down on Bread and Sugar
An easy way to instantly make your diet more alkaline is to cut down on bread and sugary snacks. When you consume carbohydrates, your digestive system breaks them down into glucose which causes blood sugar levels to rise and lowers your pH levels making your saliva more acidic.
Drink more water
Drinking water throughout the day keeps your nutrient-rich saliva flushing away toxins and balancing the pH in your mouth.
Because saliva has an acid-neutralizing action, this not only serves tooth enamel, but also serves the gums by reducing the acidity favored by the acid-loving bacteria that form plaque, and by countering infectious agents before they can penetrate to deeper tissues.
After eating or drinking something acidic such as alcohol, caffeine, carb-rich, or sugary foods, we recommend rinsing your mouth with water immediately afterward.
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