The first sign you might have that the enamel on your teeth is beginning to erode is the pain felt after drinking or eating a hot or cold liquid or food. This pain is due to exposure of the sensitive “dentin” layer that makes up the majority of the tooth beneath the outer layer of enamel. According to a recent study of 3,773 people, evidence of dental erosion was found in 79 percent of the study’s participants. Further analysis of the participants’ dietary habits showed that those with moderate and severe dental erosion also consumed more fruit juices and soft drinks than the others. The chief culprit is the high acid content of these drinks, which etches tooth enamel.
Are you experiencing discomfort when exposing your teeth to cold or hot? At West Brookfield Dental, you can expect us to give you gentle, comforting care using the most up-to-date techniques and equipment. We’re located at 9 West Main St., West Brookfield. Our trained professional staff works as a team to make your visits pleasant. Please call 508.867.2777 to schedule an appointment.
P.S. If high-acid drinks are consumed in large amounts, they override saliva’s ability to neutralize them.