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    Consumption of Alcohol Will Affect Dental Health

     teeth health smile dentistRegular alcohol consumption is detrimental to dental health. The damage is caused by the type of alcohol and the duration it remains in contact with teeth in the mouth.

    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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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.