Posted on 2/20/2019 by Office - Boone DMD
|Under the hot summer sun, nothing is more enjoyable than a dip in a cool pool. Unfortunately, if you aren't careful, pool water can have some negative effects on your oral health. Keep your teeth healthy this summer while swimming.
How Pool Water Can Affect Your TeethThe concern about pool water is in the chlorine. Too much chlorine will increase the pH level of the pool water, and this could lead to enamel erosion. As the enamel wears down with frequent exposure to acidic pool water, the teeth may look discolored or even transparent. Sensitivity to hot and cold may set in, and cracks and chips could result.
How to Keep Your Teeth SafeWhile pool water isn't great for your teeth, this doesn't mean that you have to stay out of the water all summer long. There are steps that you can take to keep your mouth healthy.
Keep your teeth healthy during the summer or any other season. Give our office a call today to set up your next appointment.