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Danger Pool Water Can Pose to a Healthy Smile

Posted on 11/16/2020 by Fern Creek Dentistry
Danger Pool Water Can Pose to a Healthy SmileSwimming pools are long-time summer favorites. They provide you with a place to exercise while cooling off in hot weather. They also act as a relaxing escape from intensive activities. Most importantly, they keep you healthy and fit regardless of your age. But are you aware of the ramifications of relaxing in a swimming pool for a long time? If not, then is the moment of truth about spending your free time in poorly maintained pools. Water in the Swimming pool can cause rapid tooth enamel erosion to the extent of affecting your healthy smile.

How Pool Water Affect Your Oral Health

One thing you need to know is that not every pool water is a threat to your dental health. Most of the pools are entirely safe for everyone, both casual and competitive swimmers. However, it is wise to take note of dangerous pool water to protect your teeth. Water in the swimming pool contains a certain amount of chemicals to keep it safe. These chemicals determine the acidity or alkalinity of any swimming water. When the pH in a given pool falls below a specific safe range, the water becomes unsafe for swimmers. Lower pH levels make pool water more acidic, and that is where dental problems come in. 

The acid in pool water is likely to cause enamel erosion as well as tooth discoloration. Increased sensitivity is another problem that may arise. In extreme cases, you may notice a few little brown spots or swimmer's calculi. Each one of these dental problems can damage your smile and pose a threat to your oral health. But you can always protect your smile by practicing proper oral hygiene after swimming.  In this case, you should habitually brush your teeth and floss properly to get rid of pool water chemicals from your teeth. Make sure to visit your dentist for a regular checkup. For more information on how to maintain a healthy smile, call us today to schedule your appointment.
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