How Acidic Foods and Drinks Affect Tooth Enamel | Pronamel®

How Acidic Foods and Drinks Affect Tooth Enamel | Pronamel®


Acid erosion, also known as enamel
erosion, is becoming far more prevalent among young adults. This is largely due to our modern, healthy diets, which can be highly acidic. It’s also a growing concern among dentists,
yet, most people are unaware of what it even is. To better understand acid erosion and how
damaging it can be to enamel, take a look at the structure of the tooth. Enamel is the outermost, semitransparent,
white layer covering the crown of the tooth. It is also the body’s hardest tissue. However, enamel is precious. Once it’s gone, it can’t regenerate. This is dentin—a softer, bone-like, yellow
substance underneath the enamel And, pulp, a softer tissue found in the center
of the tooth, is where nerve tissue is located. Over time, enamel can deteriorate exposing
the dentin and subjecting your teeth to yellowing, sensitivity, and tooth decay. What’s one of the leading causes of enamel
loss? Acid erosion. That’s because the acids found in foods
and drinks we enjoy every day—even healthy ones—can weaken enamel, making it more vulnerable
to permanent damage. Some of these acidic foods and drinks include
citrus juices, berries, vinegar-based salad dressing, wine, coffee, and soda—even diet
soda. Repeated acid occasions can deplete calcium
and other minerals that are a natural part of enamel—weakening it and leading to permanent
enamel loss. Your dentist can check for early signs and
symptoms of acid erosion, which are yellowing, reduced thickness of tooth enamel, dullness,
changes in shape or texture, and transparency. To be more proactive about your oral health,
brush your teeth with Pronamel® twice a day, every day. Pronamel® actively strengthens weakened enamel
and helps protect your teeth from the effects of acid erosion.

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