If there was a category about oral health on Jeopardy no one would pick it. Let’s face it, for something that we use every single day to eat, drink and talk we know basically nothing about our mouths. But don’t fret just yet, we are going to talk about everything you need to know to understand the state of your mouth and become an informed mouth owner and user: starting with pH.
Most of us probably remember the pH scale from
Now we put that into action. We know that acid weakens our teeth but where can this acid come from? Food is a main culprit. It’s important that when you eat highly acidic foods it’s done in moderation. Or you sip on some water after to restore the pH balance in your mouth. Maintaining a high pH can actually help your teeth to become stronger and remineralize, which prevents and even reverses cavities.