Erosive Tooth Wear, also known as Acid Wear, is of growing concern and could quickly become the next big risk to the long-term health of our teeth – it’s a real challenge for the 21st century. Yet few people have heard of it.

This research has revealed that an acid-rich modern diet can cause Tooth Wear.

What is the Acid Truth
almost 1 in 3 young adults are already showing signs of Tooth Wear

Tooth Wear is known to get worse over time, so this study shows that as many as 30% of young adults (18-35 year olds) are showing some signs already.1

We can’t see the early signs ourselves but when a dentist is checking for tooth decay or tooth pain, they will also be looking for these 5 signs of Acid Wear: weak, thin, transparent or see-through, yellowing and dull enamel.

A modern acid-rich diet could be one of the many factors putting your teeth more at risk than you may think.

As few as four acidic ‘moments’ throughout the day can put enamel at risk from Acid Wear also know as Acid Erosion.

It’s not just the soft drinks, coffee or wine; surprisingly it can even be our healthier choices: fruit, fruit juices, sparkling water with lemon and even salad dressings can count towards our daily acidic ‘moments’.

Revealing how today’s diet can affect our teeth. That’s THE ACID TRUTH.

Enamel and Acid Wear

Enamel is the white, mineral-rich protective outer layer of our teeth. It’s not just strong, it’s the hardest substance in our bodies. Surprisingly though, enamel can be weakened or softened just by the acids found in our everyday food and drink. If weakened, our enamel can then be more easily worn away. Over time, it can get gradually thinner, duller and see-through – eventually revealing the yellow layer underneath. These are just some of the effects of Acid Wear.

Tooth Wear can be described as the loss of tooth substance (i.e. enamel) and is different from Tooth Decay. It can be caused by either mechanical (e.g. grinding) or chemical (e.g. dietary acids) challenges. Erosive Tooth Wear also known as Acid Wear is the wearing away of enamel often due to dietary acids.

For more information on acid wear, please ask your dentist.

1. Bartlett DW et al. J Dentistry 41 (2013) 1007 – 1013
2. Deery C et al., Pediatric Dentistry - 22:6, 2000
3. Jarvinen, 1991; Lussi, 2000; Dugmore, 2004; Waterhouse, 2008; Wang, 2010

Pronamel exists to help protect your teeth for the future.

We believe that everyone, young or old, should have strong, healthy and beautiful teeth whilst still being able to enjoy delicious, healthy food and drinks everyday.

So we’ve sent out dedicated reporters on a mission to investigate the truth about Acid Wear. Prompted by global research, they are going to reveal how Acid Wear can affect us all and what we can do to protect ourselves from this increasingly common risk to our teeth.

They will seek THE ACID TRUTH from everyday people and those of us that enjoy a healthy diet and don’t want to change.

For more information on acid wear: please ask your dentist.

So we’ve sent out dedicated reporters on a global mission to investigate the truth about Acid Wear

1. Bartlett DW et al. J Dentistry 41 (2013) 1007 – 1013
2. Deery C et al., Pediatric Dentistry - 22:6, 2000
3. Jarvinen, 1991; Lussi, 2000; Dugmore, 2004; Waterhouse, 2008; Wang, 2010

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