Dental erosion or erosive tooth wear is the loss of the tooth structure caused by the combined influence of the chemical and mechanical forces. Some of the signs and symptoms of dental erosion include the dull and yellowish appearance of the teeth, flattened chewing surfaces of the back teeth and thinned-out edges of the front teeth, as well as general tooth sensitivity. Even before you can see or feel these signs of damage, the acids in your mouth begin dissolving protective enamel away making it easier for otherwise “normal”, everyday activities to damage your teeth. If you ingest large quantities of acid-containing food or beverages, have a gastro-esophageal reflux disorder (GERD), vomit frequently, take certain medications or dietary supplements, or experience dry mouth, you might be more prone to have erosive wear on your teeth.
How does erosion work:
Take these steps to prevent erosive wear of your teeth: