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How Acid Erosion Affects All of Us

November 28, 2016
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How many times a day do you eat or drink something acidic? Acid can weaken enamel making it easier to wear and feel pain. Even if your teeth look healthy, you can still be at risk for future problems. When a dentist is checking for tooth pain, or tooth decay, they will also be looking for early signs of acidic erosion. Some signs to look for are:

  1. Sensitivity
  2. Cupping
  3. Cracks
  4. Discoloration
  5. Transparency
  6. Rounded Teeth

A wide range of foods, fruit, wine, juices and teas can affect all age groups. However, this does not mean they need to be avoided completely. Several steps can be taken to protect your teeth against acid damage:

  1. Brush your teeth gently, with a soft toothbrush.
  2. Select a toothpaste that is non acidic and contains maximum fluoride.
  3. Use a straw with acidic beverages and try to avoid holding or swishing the fluids in your mouth for long periods of time.
  4. Talk with Dr. Myers about any concerns and keep a schedule of regular dental check up’s.

Experts agree that nearly everyone experiences natural wear and tear with signs of erosion. Keeping your regular dental appointments are important in preventing any dental issues. To schedule a Charleston dental exam call us at (843) 723- 5346 or book an appointment online with us at

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