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What would be the most appropriate way to measure acidic effects on tooth enamel?

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Answered 2006-09-07 06:08:02

It is correct that high acidic saliva can cause a lot of tooth decay. It's time to go to your family doctor and have him do a blood test on you. This is how they find out how much acid you have.

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