Diet and Dental Health

Most people know that eating too much sugar can cause tooth decay. Dental decay is a leading diet-related chronic disease even though it is almost entirely preventable.

People with healthy eating habits and who brush frequently can get dental erosion, which is very different to tooth decay, but can be just as bad for your teeth. 

Dental erosion is the irreversible loss of tooth enamel due to exposure to acid. Sources of acid are all carbonated drinks, sports drinks and citrus fruit/juices. The acidity in the mouth can be also be increased due to gastric reflux or recurrent vomiting.

Hampton Beach Dentists believes that dietary and oral hygiene education should be targeted, and it is part of your dental appointment with your dentist and/or hygienist.

Please see attached links, for more information:

Dental Erosion- University of Adelaide