Published on 12/15/2022 by Dr Cary Goldstein
You may have read somewhere that lemon water can help with digestion or that drinking that energy drink will help you get through the day. But did you consider how these drinks affect your teeth? Let us start with the basics to understand how our liquid refreshments impact our teeth.
Many common drinks are acidic enough (lower than 5.5 pH) to erode tooth enamel. The chart below depicts the acidity of many household beverages:
Although these beverages are acidic, there are ways to combat teeth erosion. Follow these tips to improve your drinking habits:
If you have noticed any wear on your teeth from acidic beverages, we have plenty of great options to help restore your teeth. Signs of teeth wear are discoloration or pitting of the teeth. Please call today if you notice either of these qualities in your teeth!
Examples of teeth eroded from acidic liquids.