Tooth Enamel. Gilbert, AZ
The wearing a way of enamel, caused by acid in our diet, is called "Acid Wear." It is also sometimes referred to as "Acid Erosion" or "Enamel Erosion."
Many of the foods and drinks that we associate with a modern diet, including wine, soft drinks, many fruits, flavored ice tea and balsamic vinegar contain acid. The acid comes into contact with teeth, at which point the tooth's hard enamel surface softens. Then, when we brush our teeth, the enamel can be worn away more easily and become thinner over time. This wearing of enamel, caused by acid in our diet, is called "Acid Wear" or "Acid Erosion."