What is enamel erosion?
Causes of dental enamel erosion
Consequences of enamel erosion
Teeth can become yellower as a consequence of enamel thinning because the underlying dentine becomes more visible.
It is not uncommon in the early stages of tooth erosion for the teeth to have a sand blasted look or for the tips of the front teeth to look transparent.
As a consequence of the loss of enamel, the underlying dentine can become exposed. This can result in feeling sharp twinges, discomfort or pain when eating sweets, hot or cold food and drinks.
In the advanced stages, microscopic indentations arise on the surface of the teeth. If tooth erosion continues, the edges of the teeth can start to crack and have a rough feeling.