Dental Erosion

Dental erosion is the erosion of the surface of your teeth, including the tooth enamel, due to acids you eat or drink, or acids coming up from your stomach. These acids can dissolve the crystals that make up your teeth, which leads to tooth surface loss. Additionally, these acids can soften the tooth surface, making…

Causes of Dental Erosion

The acidity of food/fluids: tooth enamel is composed of minerals, such as calcium and phosphate. Both enamel and dentine are weakened and dissolved by acid (pH less than 5.5). The enamel layer in primary teeth (the first set of teeth in children) is thinner making them particularly vulnerable. In commercially available sports drinks, the pH…

[Video] Will Soda Really Ruin My Teeth?

If your teeth are one of the hardest parts of your body, then how could soda damage them? Tune in to learn more.   So there’s an urban myth, if you will, that soda can dissolve a tooth overnight. The Internet has thoroughly busted it. But just because it’s proven that hanging onto a mouthful…