Erosion is the action of dietary acids on teeth. Unlike the acid that is produced by bacteria in the mouth, which act on only a small area of the tooth, dietary acids or acid from the stomach, bathe the whole tooth in acid. This acid, again dissolves the mineral in the tooth. It however acts on the whole tooth reducing the thickness of the enamel covering the tooth. When the enamel is penetrated and the inside dentine is exposed it can produce a lot of tooth sensitivity. Erosion can result in the loss of large amounts of tooth tissue causing pain and tooth disfigurement and can be very difficult to treat.
Laboratory studies have shown that the following types of drinks, foods and medication have erosive potential:
These should all be restricted to meal times only.
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Our core service is general dentistry but we do provide many advanced services so that we can provide a modern, comprehensive, dental service to our patients. We invest in new technologies to improve patient experience and make your dental treatment as quick and comfortable as possible...
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Loose teeth can be painful and embarrassing. Here at Dental Care with Jill Cooper, our first priority is to find out why your teeth are loose and then to work with you to get a long term solution. To find out more about the services we offer please contact the practice to arrange a consultation.
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Missing teeth can affect our smile, affect are ability to eat and talk, they can disrupt our bite and cause other teeth to move making them more prone to dental decay because of food packing between teeth and also sometimes gum disease.
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