How many times a day do you eat or drink something acidic, even in small quantities?
How many times a day do you eat fresh fruit, even in small quantities?
How many times a day do you drink fruit or vegetable juice, even in small quantities?
How many times a day do you drink soft or fizzy drinks, even in small quantities?
How many times a day do you drink energy or Isotonic drinks, even in small quantities?
Do you regularly brush your teeth less than 1 hour after eating?
Do you swish, swirl or hold your drink in your mouth?
We may not be able to see the effects of Acid Wear, but a dentist will be checking for the early signs at the same time as they’re checking for tooth decay or tooth pain. Even if our teeth look healthy today, they can be at risk from these 5 effects:
the acids in everyday food and drink can weaken enamel making it easier to wear away
as more enamel wears away teeth can become visibly thinner
Transparent or See-through
as the enamel thins, the edges of your teeth can appear transparent or see-through
as our weakened enamel is worn-away, the more yellow detine layer underneath can become more visible
as the enamel wears away our teeth may lose their shine, making them appear dull
Over time, not only can these effects get gradually worse but teeth may also become sensitive as the protective enamel disappears and the dentine layer below is exposed. We can start protecting our teeth today, to help stop Acid Wear getting any worse.
Having an acid-rich diet that can put our teeth at risk is much easier than you’d expect. As few as four acidic ‘moments’ throughout the day can put our enamel at risk from Acid Wear also known as Acid Erosion.
It’s not just the fizzy drinks, black coffee or wine; surprisingly it can even be our healthier choices: fruit, fruit juices, sparkling water with lemon, even salad dressings can count towards our daily acidic ‘moments’.
If our diet is healthy, let’s not change it. Let’s make sure that we’re protecting our precious enamel.
Enjoy fruit without fear, let a fizzy drink add a sparkle to our day and celebrate life with a glass of champagne – knowing that our teeth can be protected for the future.
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