Modern Dietary Habits Are Worsening Acid Erosion

Nine out of ten pediatric dentists report seeing signs of acid erosion in their U.S. patients.1,2 And, about 45% of American adolescents are already exhibiting signs of this irreversible condition.3 This is due, in part, to the way acidic foods and drinks feature prominently in modern diets.

Percentage of Americans That Drink Acidic Beverages

Acidic Consumption Is on the Rise

The number of times per day people are consuming acidic food is increasing, and 20%–40% of Americans are drinking soda or fruit juice at least once per day.4

Percentage of Americans That Drink Acidic Beverages
Food Acidity Scale
Food Acidity Scale

Review the pH levels of common acidic foods and drinks that patients may encounter on a daily b­asis to help provide support. Encouraging consumption of neutral and alkaline foods, especially in combination with acidic foods, can help minimize exposure to dietary acids.

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Identify symptoms of dentin hypersensitivity or acid erosion to make a quality recommendation.

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Pronamel Enamel Protection Toothpaste

Defend Against the Effects of Acid Erosion With Pronamel®

Pronamel strengthens enamel and protects against acid erosion, in addition to relieving sensitivity pain.

Learn More

Pronamel Toothpaste

Pronamel®: Strengthen and Protect Enamel

A unique formulation that delivers superior fluoride uptake. See which product line is right for your patients.

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Dentist Smiling Giving Product Recommendation

Recommend the Right Product for Each Patient

Identify symptoms of dentin hypersensitivity or acid erosion to make a quality recommendation.

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References:

1. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. Acid Erosion In Children’s Teeth Growing Concern Among Dentists. April 7, 2009.

2. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. GlaxoSmithKline Introduces New Sensodyne Pronamel for Children. March 5, 2009.

3. McGuire J, et al. Erosive tooth wear among children in the United States: relationship to race/ethnicity and obesity. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2009;19(2):91–98.

4. Kumar GS, et al. Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among adults—18 States, 2012. MMWR. 2014;63(32):686–690.

5. Ruby J. Sugar & Acid Levels Data Tables. University of Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry, 2007.

6. Strassler H et al. Dentin Hypersensitivity: Its Inter-Relationship to Gingival Recession and Acid Erosion. 2008.

7. GSK DOF 2007.