How to Prevent Dental Erosion

Dental Erosion is the irreversible loss of dental hard tissue caused by acid and not bacteria. It is also known as acid erosion. Erosion happens when acids wear away the enamel of the teeth. The majority of the time erosion is caused by the food and drinks you consume. It is caused by food and drinks that are very acidic. It can cause discolored, translucent and rounded teeth.

To prevent erosion some things to avoid include:

Soft drinks
Carbonated beverages
Alcohol drinks
Fresh fruits, pickles, ketchup
Sour candies
Vitamin C tablets
Coffee, Tea
Vegetarian diet
Raw food diet

Obviously it is hard to cut these things out of your diet completely so start by eating/drinking them in moderation. Another way to help prevent erosion is to rinse with water after eating or drinking anything that can be harmful for your teeth. Your dentist can help you restore the look of your teeth cosmetically. If the erosion is more severe sometimes dental bonding or crowns are necessary.