Tooth Erosion on the Rise Due To Acid Drinks
You should not brush your teeth immediately after taking a soft drink or a sport drink. Wait for at least an hour before brushing your teeth to avoid further damage to tooth enamel.
– 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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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.