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Alcohol Is Acidic and Bad For Your Teeth

Updated: Dec 17, 2018

Most alcoholic beverages are acidic and have high calorific which present challenges for your teeth. A low-carb beer can be a good choice due to low acid content and lots of water.

Key takeaways:

  • White wine sipped over a long period will affect the pH in the mouth and lead to enamel erosion due to its acidity.

  • High alcohol drinks such as vodka and whiskey dry up the mouth by reducing the production of saliva leading to bad breath and bacteria growth.

  • You should sip water as you consume alcohol to wash away the alcohol from the teeth and the mouth.

Red wine is rough on your teeth. "On top of being acidic, it also has chromogens — dark pigments," explains Dr. Banker. "Plus, it contains tannins, an astringent from the peel of the grape that has a binding effect."

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For further information or advice contact College Street Dental Centre in Petersfield, Hampshire on 01730 263180


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