It’s possible to have dental erosion even if you hardly consume sugary or acidic foods. Studies show genes play a part in enamel erosion and boys are at a higher risk.
– Acidic foods and drinks (like wine) can erode tooth enamel.
– Dental erosion is a common problem for people with eating disorders like acid reflux and eating disorders with frequent vomiting.
– Bad oral hygiene practices can also lead to weakened enamel.
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Dr Gerald O’Connor is the principal dentist and owner of Killiney Dental. Dr O’Connor graduated with an honours dental degree from University College Cork in 1998. He has since worked as a general dental surgeon in the UK and Ireland and has over 20 years experience in the dental field, with a particular interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr O’Connor is an active member of the Irish Dental Association, sitting on its Quality Patient Safety Committee, and is a Irish Dental Council registered dentist.