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How Drinking from a Straw Can Ease Tooth Sensitivity

Posted on 8/22/2022 by Evan
How Drinking from a Straw Can Ease Tooth SensitivityThere are acidic or sweet beverages that can be harmful to your teeth. They can lead to the erosion of the tooth enamel, causing cavities and other damages. Drinking from a straw helps reduce the effects of such beverages on your teeth. Therefore, drinking from a straw will help in reducing tooth sensitivity.

How Straws Reduce Sensitivity

When you drink a beverage using a straw, the drink will have less contact with your teeth. Straws are typically better for your oral health than drinking straight from the cup. Acidic beverages like lemonade can wear away your tooth's enamel layer due to the high acidic pH. This can cause tooth sensitivity and other oral-related problems. Drinking such beverages through a straw means less contact with your teeth. This plays a crucial role in reducing the risk of tooth sensitivity and enamel deterioration.

If you are already suffering from tooth sensitivity, drinking cold, sweet, or hot beverages through a straw will make them less harmful. Enamel deterioration can lead to painful teeth. Straws direct beverages straight to your tongue, unlike when you drink them directly. Sensitive teeth tend to react sharply to such beverages, underlining the importance of using straws. The simple use of a straw reduces the occurrence of tooth sensitivity, preventing the occurrence of cavities.

Prevention of Tooth Discoloration

Straws also reduce tooth discoloration. Drinks, such as artificial juices and coffee can cause stains on your teeth. Strawberry drinks, for example, can cause a reddish stain on your teeth. Drinking such beverages through a straw reduces the risk of teeth discoloration. Whenever possible, we advise that you use a straw instead of sipping the drink directly. This will go a long way in improving your oral health. Visit our offices for more information on tooth sensitivity and how straws can help reduce its effects.
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