Tooth Erosion: What’s the Big Deal?

If you are under the assumption that only sugary foods and drinks are harmful to your teeth, sit tight because we have some alarming news for you.

Sugar is not the only thing that can damage your teeth. Foods and beverages that contain high levels of acid can be just as destructive leading to what is known as tooth erosion.

So how do you know if you are suffering from tooth erosion? Here are a few common symptoms:

  • Your teeth have a yellowish tent
  • You feel pain after drinking hot/cold beverages
  • Your fillings have changed
  • You’ve developed an abscess

A common myth is that sugar-free drinks are better for your teeth because they do not contain sugar. However, they are still acidic and damaging to teeth and enamel due to the carbonation.

We know that acidy foods and drinks are still tasty and cannot always be avoided. As always, we encourage you to take care of your smile. Call Jackson Dental at (573) 243- 5200 to make an appointment today!