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Modern Diet Causes Acid Erosion

August 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Do your patients know about acid erosion? Soft drinks, juices, teas, fruits, and vinegar can soften tooth enamel to change the shape, texture, and appearance of teeth, according to a recent article on the DentalNews website. Known as acid erosion, the process can cause tooth sensitivity, discoloration, small cracks on teeth edges, and proclivity to tooth wear.                  

In addition to the obviously acidic foods mentioned above, some roasted veggies have increased acidity. Abrasive whitening toothpastes and excessive brushing are named as factors in acid erosion, as well. What are you doing to make your patients aware of acid erosion? Many people choose roasted veggies and fruit juice as part of a healthy diet. Others believe that diet colas are not bad for them. Some patients choose over-the-counter whitening toothpastes in and effort to brighten their smile. Learn more about acid erosion by reading the article in full at

Glaxo Smith Kline announced the link between diet and acid erosion. Visit them online to research the topic:

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