Dentist Seeing Numerous Patients for the ‘Prosecco Smile’
Not many people have heard of the ‘Prosecco smile’ – but Prosecco causes the erosion of tooth enamel leading to small dents on the front teeth.
- The odd glassful of Prosecco, a sparkly wine, has been blamed for enamel erosion on the teeth.
- Prosecco is a popular drink among women, and has caused great damage to their teeth even without their knowledge.
- The wine damages teeth through sugar that feeds bacteria in the mouth and through high amounts of carbon dioxide that is highly acidic. Acid causes enamel erosion and weakening of teeth.
And dentists know if the erosion in your mouth is being caused by drinks rather than food because the front teeth – which are in contact with liquid the most – are the first to be affected.
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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.