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Factors That Damage Your Enamel

Posted on 1/11/2021 by Advanced Dental Associates
Factors That Damage Your EnamelEnamel is the hardest substance in the human body, but despite being so tough, it does have its limits. It's the thin, outer covering of the tooth that protects it from harm and damage.

The enamel is prone to chipping and cracking if you don't follow good and proper dental care techniques.

There are many factors that can damage your enamel leading to severe tooth erosion.

Excessive Consumption of Soft Drinks

Most soft drinks comprise of high levels of citric acid and phosphoric acid, both of which are extremely harmful to the teeth. Excessive soft drink consumption can eventually cause the dental enamel layer to wear away.

Some fruit drinks also cause enamel erosion, especially the ones that consist of extremely harmful acids that are even more erosive as compared to battery acids.

Environmental Factors

Many people aren't aware of this, but there are many environmental factors that can lead to enamel erosion, such as stress, friction, corrosion, abfraction, abrasion, and attrition.


Often times, our dental health and even overall health-related problems have to do with our genetics and inherited conditions. So, if someone experiences many dental health issues, including enamel erosion, it's possibly due to their genes.

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is also known as xerostomia and is marked by a lack of saliva production in the mouth. This dental condition leads to acids in the mouth that cause serious harm to the teeth, damaging the hard protective outer layer.

As the enamel erodes away, your teeth are exposed and become highly prone to various dental problems such as root canal infection and tooth decay, to name a few.

If you happen to be experiencing either of these factors, call us at Advanced Dental Associates where Advanced Dental Associates and will help treat your teeth and also give you tips on how to prevent enamel erosion.
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