Many foods naturally contain acids like Vitamin C, which if moderately consumed are good for you … but can cause enamel erosion if consumed excessively. Our modern lifestyle has created a hidden epidemic of enamel erosion. For example, food manufacturers add preservatives like benzoic acid to prolong shelf life. When combined with high-sugar content, your teeth receive a double-dose acid attack.
Choose moderation and avoid or greatly reduce preserved foods, candy, soda, and drinks high in sugar. Remember to rinse your mouth with water after acid exposure, dilute acidic juices, and hydrate most often with water.
At your regular checkups, we’ll assess your enamel and if it needs extra support, we’ll let you know your options to help restore and preserve your beautiful smile.