With the weather heating up, it's even more important to stay hydrated when active. If you are engaging in vigorous exercise and reaching for an energy drink, keep in mind that energy drinks can lead to tooth decay from the corrosive acids in those drinks.
Dental erosion and decay occurs when acids leach calcium and phosphorous out of your tooth's enamel, the strong cover that protects the visible part of your tooth. Dental erosion is irreversible. Once the enamel is gone, it is gone forever.
Dental erosion is an epidemic amongst our youth because their teeth are not yet hard enough to withstand constant acid attacks.
Dental erosion from sports drinks and non-colas can be 11 times greater than drinking other beverages. The worst offenders are energy drinks, canned iced tea and bottled lemonade. Exposing teeth to those beverages for only 14 days produces damage equivalent to 13 year's normal beverage drinking exposure!
Stopping dental erosion and decay can be done by limiting how much and how often you drink acidic beverages.
During your regular check-ups, we watch for signs of dental erosion and can make recommendations that will help you keep your dazzling smile! Is it time for your check-up? Call us today.
Our fees are based on the most current Ontario Dental Association fee guide for General Practitioners for general dental services and the most current Ontario Dental Association fee guide for Specialists for specialty dental services.
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At Kaydental, we believe that a fair fee is one of the key features in building a strong patient-doctor relationship. At our North York dental office, we follow the suggested fee guide for General Practitioners from the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) in order to maintain pricing stability and keep patients in the know about the price of every service and product they pay for.
If you have any questions about the costs of any of our dental services, please contact us so one of our staff members can clarify and guide you through the price determinations.