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What are the symptoms of tooth enamel erosion?

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If your teeth start losing their outer shell, you might notice:

  • Pain when eating hot, cold, or sweet foods or drinks
  • Rough or uneven edges on the teeth, which can crack or chip when they lose their enamel
  • Smooth, shiny surfaces on the teeth, a sign of mineral loss
  • Yellow teeth
  • Cupping, or dents, that show up where you bite and chew

From: Tooth Enamel Erosion WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  

American Dental Association: ''Are Your Teeth Sensitive?''

Academy of General Dentistry: ''Erosion Control: the Effects of Tooth Erosion.''

Academy of General Dentistry: ''Acid Attack!''

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on November 15, 2018

SOURCES:  

American Dental Association: ''Are Your Teeth Sensitive?''

Academy of General Dentistry: ''Erosion Control: the Effects of Tooth Erosion.''

Academy of General Dentistry: ''Acid Attack!''

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on November 15, 2018

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