Dental erosion is the loss of the surface area of your teeth due to acids you drink or eat, or acids turning up from your stomach. These acids can remove the tough substance that makes up your teeth, leading to tooth surface area loss. Acid can soften the tooth surface area, making it much easier for it to be worn off by abrasion or teeth grinding. This is referred to as acid wear or erosive tooth wear. Vomiting and reflux can cause these stomach acids to enter your mouth. Stomach acids are very solid and can cause significant damage to the teeth. Many things that we drink and eat are acidic. Common foods and beverages which contain high degrees of acid include: soft drinks; energy drinks; citrus fruits; kombucha; lemon-flavoured beverages or teas; fruit-flavoured lollies; fruit juices; cordials; vitamin waters; vitamin C tablets; vinegar. Food acids are typically added to refined foods and drinks. The closer any food acids are to the start of the checklist, the more acid the product will have in it.
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