Dental erosion is loss of tooth enamel and other tooth structure from frequent exposure to acid.
Common causes of dental erosion include:
- Frequent intake of acidic foods and drinks including; wine, sports drinks, fruit juice, cordial, vinegar
- Acidic medications including; chewable vitamin C, cough syrups and antiseptic mouthwash
- Medications; asthma, blood pressure, chemotherapy, asprin, anti inflammatories
- Dry mouth
- Reflux, morning sickness, bulimia, peptic ulcer, Sjogrens syndrome
- Frequent exposure to swimming pool water
- Chronic dehydration
When tooth enamel is exposed pain and sensitivity are common. If severe the tooth may abscess.
- drink more water if you suffer from dry mouth
- use fluoride toothpaste
- preventative sealants