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  • When Acid Attacks - Part I

    Acidic FruitDentistry has had a lot of success stories in the past few decades. But, also a few failures.

    One of the biggest areas of concern is the steady increase in the effects of acids. Acids can lead to the wearing away of tooth enamel and loss of gum attachment.

    A truly complete discussion of acids and oral health is way beyond the scope of this blog article. I’ll include some references at the end of Part II if you wish to do more reading on the subject (but no, you won’t get extra credit nor have your grade adjusted).

    There are several types of damage to teeth and gums that we often see:

  • When Acid Attacks - Part II

    Girl drinking juice with a strawLast month in my When Acid Attacks - Part I article, I discussed some of the dental problems that excess acid can cause. One additional problem I neglected to bring up last month is the impact of a lower pH on mouth bacteria. As acid increases and pH falls, the growth of acid-producing plaque bacteria is promoted. These bacteria then cause an increase in tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease.

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Everyone has always been friendly and professional in all my care over the years. Greene & Miller Dentistry are great family dentists!

M.J.P. - April 21, 2013

Greene & Miller Dentistry

Fayetteville Square
507 East Genesee Street
Fayetteville, New York   13066
(315) 637-4616

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