Acid erosion damages your tooth enamel and gradually changes the shape, texture and appearance of your teeth. Teeth may lose their brightness as the enamel wears away and the underlying dentin shows through.
This “transparency” can be an early warning sign of acid erosion. Tooth sensitivity is another typical sign that can show up at any stage of the acid erosion process.
Sensitive teeth can twinge, tingle or ache from hot or cold foods, drinks or temperatures — or even from brushing or flossing. In the later stages of Acid Erosion, teeth may become discolored, rounded or transparent on the edges, or dented on the chewing surface.
Find out if you’re at risk for Acid Erosion by taking our self-assessment quiz here.