What are the biggest risks for dental erosion? Dental erosion, also known as enamel erosion, occurs when acids corrode the precious tooth enamel protecting our teeth. Tooth enamel, the thin layer on our teeth, can be hurt in a variety of ways, but it is typically harmful acids that break through the easiest and make a tooth susceptible to infection and tooth loss. Listed below are a few forms of danger that can put you at risk for dental erosion:
– Sour sweets are highly acidic and can be very corrosive to tooth enamel.
– Exercise caution when eating chewy or sticky foods as well as snacks between meals, because the longer food sits on your teeth and gums, the higher the likelihood of dental erosion.
– Harmful acids are the chief cause of dental erosion and can be found in acidic foods such as citrus fruits and fruit drinks, as well as highly sugary foods, as sugar can be converted to acid by bacteria in your mouth.
– Acid reflux and heartburn can increase your risk of dental erosion.
– Food and drinks with low pH levels put you at the highest danger for dental erosion.
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