Dental erosion will cause teeth sensitivity, cracked teeth, and discolored teeth. Enamel erosion is in a big part caused by acids in foods and drinks that people consume.
– 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.
Dr. Sam Etemadi DDS Lund University – Sweden July 1998
Dr Sam Etemadi DDS graduated from Lund University in Sweden with a degree in dental surgery (DDS) in 1998. His career has encompassed both national health and private practice with a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry. Dr Etemadi also has a special interest in endodontics (root canal treatment) and holds a certificate in endodontology gained from University of Chester.