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Too much or improper consumption of acidic foods could lead to destroyed tooth enamel.

Wednesday, Jan. 9th 2013 2:44 PM

Fruit, yogurt, citric and soft drinks, may seem like harmless, but improper consumption and overuse may lead to devastating and permanent damage to teeth. It’s known as tooth erosion, the break down of tooth structure caused by the effect of acid on the teeth that leads to decay.

According to David Bartlett, BDS, PhD, lead a discussion at the Academy of General Dentistry’s 55th annual meeting in San Diego, back in 2007, titled, “Acid Erosion-Why is it Important to My Patients?” “Early diagnosis and prevention of the effects of tooth erosion are fundamental to keeping teeth healthy for life.”

Dental enamel is the thin, outer layer of hard tissue that helps maintain the tooth’s structure and shape while protecting it from decay.  Acorrding to Dr. Bartlett Sipping or holding acidic drinks in the mouth before swallowing increases the risk of erosion on dental enamel.

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