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Watch out for dental erosion
Updated: 11/5/2008 6:00:34 PM

Watch out for dental erosion Most people are already aware of common threats to their dental health, such as gum disease and tooth decay.

However, a faculty member at the University of Texas Health Science Center has warned that Americans should also be on the lookout for signs of dental erosion.

Dr Bennett T. Amaechi said that he and his colleagues have found that dental erosion - caused by the consumption of acidic foods and drinks - is on the increase among young people in the U.S.

"When consumed in excess, these products can easily strip the enamel from the teeth, leaving the teeth more brittle and sensitive to pain," he commented.

Amaechi's research was conducted among 10 to 14-year-olds in the U.S. It found a 30 percent prevalence of erosion among this age group.

Although he is seeking to raise awareness among patients, Amaechi stressed that the true responsibility for identifying this dental health problem lies among dentists.

A separate study published in the journal General Dentistry earlier this year suggested that energy drinks were among some of the worst beverages in regard to causing dental erosion.

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