Dental Health Week 2013 | Lifestyle Risks | Alcohol

Dental Health Week – Lifestyle Risks To Your Oral Health – Alcohol And Binge Drinking

Alcohol and binge drinking threaten oral health in several ways. Many alcoholic drinks contain sugars, which can cause dental plaque to grow, ultimately causing tooth decay. Many drinks are acidic, so erosion of tooth enamel is a risk. And there is a strong link between excessive alcohol use and cancers of the head and neck.

The Australian Dental Association has recommended some ways of reducing the risk that alcohol presents to your oral health, as part of its Dental Health Week campaign for 2013. Read more here: