2 Reasons You’re Experiencing Acid Erosion

Discovering that you are suffering from acid erosion when you’re someone who generally brushes, flosses, and comes in for your visits on time might be very surprising. It’s also somewhat defeating when you put a lot of energy into keeping your oral health safe only to learn that your efforts are not completely working. Before you allow yourself to give up on the care you’ve been providing your smile, let us offer some relief. First, remember that we can help treat your damage. Second, consider the probable reasons this is happening (they’re very easy to address).

Reason #1: It’s The Soda, Coffee, Juice, Etc.

Even if you are extremely committed to brushing and flossing the way we have shown you and as frequently as we suggest and we see you every six months on the dot for preventive visits, you still won’t escape acid erosion if: You’re drinking very acidic drinks. Do this on a daily basis and you’re essentially wearing your teeth down with acid with every sip. What types of drinks will lead to this problem? Sadly, just about anything that isn’t water or milk. Common beverages include:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Juice
  • Sports drinks

Reason #2: You’ve Got GERD

Super dedicated to your oral health care, not at all interested in anything other than water, but somehow you have still ended up with acid erosion? There’s a less obvious but highly likely cause: Acid reflux. When a patient experiences GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), stomach acids can actually back up into the throat and mouth. The result? They erode your teeth. Good news: If you manage the issue (see your doctor) and treat your teeth (see us), you don’t have to worry about it anymore.

Keep Your Teeth Safe And Sound

A dental checkup with our practice will provide you with answers and treatments you need to keep your enamel and overall oral health safe. Get the information and treatment you need in Celina, TX by contacting Celina Family Dentistry to schedule a visit today at (214) 851-0130.