Soda and Fruit Juice are the “Biggest Culprits” in Dental Erosion

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A new study published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry finds that a majority of adults suffer from dental erosion. However, significant erosion was most common among those who drink soda and/or fruit juice regularly.

For this study, researchers examined more than 3,770 adults and found that 79% had evidence of dental erosion. Among the 15% percent of those with moderate to severe dental erosion, soda and fruit juice consumption was routine. Researchers attribute this advanced erosion to constant exposure to these highly acidic beverages.

Dental erosion increases risks for tooth decay and other oral health issues. The most effective way to combat erosion is by using a fluoride toothpaste to brush after every meal and snack and avoiding daily consumption of highly acidic foods and beverages. Biannual visits to our Houston dental office are also a good idea for combating erosion and preventing the problems related to it. During these visits Dr. Young can discuss your dental hygiene routine and help you find ways to improve your oral health and avoid the serious issues related to dental erosion.

To schedule your next appointment at Woodlands Premier Dentistry, please contact us today. We welcome patients from Houston and all surrounding areas of Texas.

Tags: Dental ErosionTooth Decay

By |May 19th, 2015|Oral Health|