Your Pool vs. Your Teeth

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Are you a swimmer? It’s one of the best forms of exercise, and a great way to stay cool in the summer months. However, our Federal Way dentistry clinic advises that your pool water is not always the friend of your oral health.

In a study, a full 15% of people who swim frequently showed signs of erosion in their tooth enamel. This was opposed to the 3% of people who did not identify as swimmers. The culprit here appears to be the chlorinated water, which can become too acidic if it isn’t properly maintained. In order to avoid unnecessary damage while you swim your laps, check with your pool to see if the water’s pH is routinely checked, and do what you can to keep the pool water out of your mouth.

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