ENAMEL EROSION, EXPLAINED.

Enamel erosion and acid attacks are the cause of up to 80% of tooth problems such as cavities, sensitivity and even yellowing.

What is enamel erosion?

Dental enamel is the outer layer of teeth that protects the soft sensitive core underneath.

Enamel composition consists of enamel mineral, which is the hardest substance in the human body. Even though it’s half as scratch resistant as a diamond, it still gets eroded day after day.  

The enamel erosion process is frequently unnoticed and happens to everyone, at all ages, making teeth increasingly vulnerable.

Once enamel structure is damaged, not even the body can restore it.

What is enamel erosion?

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Causes of dental enamel erosion

All food and drinks affect the natural PH level in the mouth, which may cause acid attacks and enamel erosion.

One of the major misconceptions is that acid erosion only occurs due to unhealthy diets such as sugary drinks and junk food.

In fact, modern diets including food and drink such as apples, orange juice, smoothies, vinegar or red wine have worsened the phenomenon of acid erosion.

Causes of dental enamel erosion

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Consequences of enamel erosion

  • enamel erosion consequences yellow teeth

    Yellowing

    Teeth can become yellower as a consequence of enamel thinning because the underlying dentine becomes more visible.

  • enamel erosion consequences transparent teeth

    Transparency

    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.

  • enamel erosion consequences sensitive teeth

    Sensitivity

    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.

  • enamel erosion consequences teeth damage

    Damage

    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.

Recommendations for dental enamel erosion

To boost the benefits of REGENERATE Enamel Science™, factor in these expert dental tips:

- Have regular dental check-ups and talk to your dentist or hygienist about any concerns.
- Opt for a soft, medium or electric toothbrush, rather than a hard    toothbrush to avoid enamel damage.
- Refrain from brushing your teeth immediately after drinking acidic food or drink. Wait at least 30 minutes to an hour.
- Acid erosion is linked to the frequency of acid exposure. To help prevent damage, limit the amount of acidic food and drinks you consume, or try and have less snacks throughout the day, and opt for a regular diet schedule instead.
- Rinse your mouth with a glass of water after consuming acidic food or drink. This helps to stabilise your mouth’s natural ph. balance.

Recommendations for dental enamel erosion

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REGENERATE ENAMEL SCIENCE™ REGIME

The REGENERATE Enamel Science™ range fits effortlessly into your daily routine. The enamel mineral regenerating Advanced Toothpaste and Foaming Mouthwash can be used as daily dental care while the REGENERATE Enamel Science™ Advanced Serum is a monthly ritual. Combined use of the toothpaste and serum can regenerate 82% of enamel after 3 days¹.

¹Based on an in vitro test measuring enamel surface microhardness after 3 days’ combined use of Advanced Toothpaste and Advanced Enamel Serum.

REGENERATE ENAMEL SCIENCE™ REGIME

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