Your teeth have a hard protective coating called enamel. This hard outer layer plays an important role in protecting the inner layers of your teeth, including the nerve. Tooth erosion occurs when acid attacks the enamel coating of the tooth and slowly dissolves it. It’s very important to protect tooth enamel because it can’t naturally grow back.
Too much acid in certain food and drink can dissolve and wear away your tooth enamel. Acids are often hidden in:
When the enamel begins wearing away, you may experience:
Simple changes to your diet can help prevent or manage erosion:
Vomiting and reflux can cause gastric juices to enter your mouth. These juices contain strong acids that damage your tooth enamel and exposed root surface. To prevent erosion our dentists recommend you:
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