Dentistry 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: