Tooth erosion or dental erosion occurs when the enamel tends to wear away causing chips and cracks. This is largely caused by consuming excessive levels of acidic or sweet foods, which give way to tooth decay and cavities. Other causes of this condition are low levels of saliva in the mouth, health conditions such as acid reflux disease or gastrointestinal problems and even stress. Reducing the consumption of soft drinks and ensuring regular dental care helps in preventing tooth erosion.
HOW IS TOOTH EROSION DIAGNOSED?
milk or cheese should be consumed after a meal, as it reduces the amount of acid in the mouth, thus preventing dental erosion.