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Soft Drinks and Juices to Blame for Dental Erosion

Updated: Dec 17, 2018

Besides consuming too many drinks that contain acids, tooth erosion can be caused by lack of sufficient fluoride. Fluoride helps to strengthen tooth enamel.

Key takeaways:

  • Tooth erosion has been on the rise as people consume lots of acidic drinks. Acid corrodes tooth enamel making it thin and leads to sensitive and cracked teeth.

  • Drinks such as soft drinks, fruit juices, sports drinks, and teas contain high amounts of acids.

  • These drinks also contain high amounts of sugar that combine with plaque bacteria to produce acids that attack tooth enamel.

In soft drinks, especially in cola soft drinks, one of the main flavoring agents is phosphoric acid. That's the acid we use in dentistry to roughen tooth enamel before applying a bonding agent. We use it like sandpaper.

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


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