April is National Oral Health Month in Canada. One of the dental concerns in Canada is the growing number of people who suffer from dental erosion.
Dental erosion is an irreversible condition wherein the hard protective covering of a tooth, the enamel, gets damaged. This usually occurs as the result of an ‘acid attack’.
Back here in Australia, the Australian Dental Association (during its oral health week in 2010) listed tooth erosion as a significant dental concerns for adult Australians. While the consumption of acidic beverages is the most common causes of tooth erosion in kids and teenagers, reduced saliva production is a common reason for dental erosion amongst adults, especially older adults.
Here are some useful articles about dental erosion from the Australian Dental Association: