Enamel erosion

Dental enamel provides an incredibly hard shield for your teeth, but it has one major weakness: its pH.

The enamel is targeted and can be eroded by many goods we use day-by-day, sugary drinks, coffee, sweets and so forth.

More and more primary data is being shown such as this report which shall be credited at the end of the page:

A 25-year-old man presented with the severe worn-out of the front teeth during the past 3 years. The patient reported that he had a history of drinking cola for more than 7 years and had a poor oral hygiene. In the first 3 years, he drank 0.5~0.75 L cola a day and toothbrushed once a day. During the period of 4~5 months into the 4th year, he drank 1.5 L cola a day and some fruit juices (especially grape and citric juices), and he brushed his tooth or gargled with water once a day, mostly in the morning. In the latest 3 years, he continued dranking 1.5 L cola a day and toothbrushed once or twice daily.

This may or may not be relevant to you – however it is important to know how much this can affect your oral hygiene! And if in a similar case what you can do to avoid having a similar fate or outcome.

To summarise the case, the 25-year-old man suffered severe decays and cavities. The erosive acid of these drinks such as Coca Cola cause this and, over time such as this young man having been drinking cola for over 7 years has lead to pain and suffering and requirement of more dental care needed than would’ve been had checks been done more regularly.

As a friendly reminder, enjoy your fizzy drinks by no means in this tropical weather England is having now! In fact, enjoy them, but if in doubt be it toothache or anything serious be sure to visit your dentist at any time and at least every six months!

Credit to the report can be found at the article : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2676420/