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Your Favorite Booze Could Be Damaging Your Teeth

 teeth health smile dentistYou can prevent the damage caused by alcohol to the teeth by brushing your teeth. Brushing should only be done after 30 minutes or so after drinking to protect tooth enamel.

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. 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.