As Spring takes hold, Summer and the (hopefully) sunny weather is fast approaching, during this time we can often find ourselves drinking all throughout the day. It is so important to stay hydrated but you must choose how and what you drink carefully as we are constantly bathing our teeth in what we are drinking.
Our teeth are strong but they are not indestructible! Almost all of the popular drinks on the market are very high in acid, this can cause real damage to the enamel layer on your teeth and once it’s gone it cannot be replaced! Whilst there are treatments available, they will require significant intervention from your St. James dentist.
One of the major consequences of thinning enamel is that the dentine layer underneath starts to show through, if acid erosion takes place for long enough with enough it can wear through the enamel altogether.
Consequences of exposed dentine can include;
We’ve put together a list of the best and worst drinks for acidity as well as some good tips on how best to avoid enamel erosion.
Our advice to help protect your enamel when you do choose to indulge in some of your summertime favourites;
We hope you are managing to stay safe and well at what continues to be a difficult time. We are still here for any queries or questions you have regarding your teeth, treatment or general oral health so please don’t hesitate to contact us. Although we are still not permitted to see anyone for toothaches, PLEASE CONTACT US we are always here for advice and can refer you to a treatment centre if you need one.
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