Dubai Cosmetic Dentist Worried About Acid Erosion
A cosmetic dentist working in Dubai is worried about acid erosion; Dr Majd Naji said that there has been a huge increase in the demand for cosmetic dentistry but most patients he sees have acid erosion without even knowing it.
Dr Naji said that more people are conscious of the appearance of their teeth but most are unaware of the damage caused to their teeth by eating and drinking acidic foods and drinks and avoiding brushing twice a day.
Dr Naji has been working as a cosmetic dentist for the last 13 years and he seen a significant increase in the number of people looking to improve the appearance of their smile; however, oral health is key to good general health and people are neglecting oral hygiene and the health of their teeth and choosing to focus on aesthetics instead.
Acid erosion occurs when harmful acids produced by bacteria cause the protective enamel coating of the teeth to become worn and damaged; once the enamel is worn it cannot be repaired and the teeth are susceptible to decay and injury.
According to research carried out by GlaxoSmithKline, acid wear is one of the most common dental problems in the Arab world and it is estimated that one in five people have signs of wear without even knowing it.
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