||[Nov. 23rd, 2015|11:44 am]
Tapestry, aka Tim
Went to the dentist this morning for a checkup and cleaning. I heard them talking about things like "sticky margins" but my teeth are mostly okay. They went ahead and scheduled me for another checkup in six months.
The dentist explained that when you eat something, the acid level in your saliva goes up, starting the digestive process. (It turns out brushing your teeth immediately after eating is actually bad for you, because the brushing rubs all that acidy saliva onto the teeth.) When you drink soda or sweet tea, the acid levels go way up and it takes longer for saliva to come back down to normal. It's all that acid that damages your teeth. If you drink soda a lot, like I do, the best thing is to drink water along with it, to wash the acid out of your mouth.
My teeth always feel kind of smaller after a good cleaning.