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Acid Erosion: A Common Cause of Tooth Decay

Many people are unaware of the damaging effects caused by acid erosion, yet 20%–45% of American adults are already showing signs of it. Protecting your teeth from acid erosion begins with understanding exactly what it is, what causes it, and what you can do to prevent it.

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Are Everyday Acids Affecting Your Tooth Enamel?

Acids in your diet can wear down your enamel. Take this short quiz to see if your teeth are being affected by acid erosion.

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Foods and Drinks That Cause Acid Erosion

Understanding the acidity of your diet can help protect your teeth from the effects of acid erosion.

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The Effects of Acid Erosion



Learn about the effects of acid erosion and how your teeth could be at risk.



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How to Prevent Acid Erosion



Learn about the steps you can take to prevent acid erosion and protect your teeth for years to come.

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Cavities vs. Acid Erosion



Explore the differences between cavities and acid erosion and how they can affect your teeth.

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Protect Your Kid’s Teeth from Acid Erosion

Children need special care to protect their young teeth from acid erosion. Learn more about why your child's teeth are vulnerable and how to protect them.

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Are Everyday Acids Affecting Your Tooth Enamel?

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Foods and Drinks That Cause Acid Erosion

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The Effects of Acid Erosion

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How to Prevent Acid Erosion

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Cavities vs. Acid Erosion

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Protect Your Kid’s Teeth from Acid Erosion