Dental erosion is becoming ever more common due to the prevalence of a more acidic diet, and increased acidity in water.
This has two effects:
1. The acid in our diet tends to weaken our tooth structure if we get too much of it.
2. The more acidic foods we eat, the more acidic we become inside. The more acidic we become inside, the LESS alkaline our saliva is. The less alkaline our saliva is the less buffering capacity it has and, in effect, the less our saliva is able to protect our teeth from acids.
When considering the following factors, please keep in mind that it is not usually just one factor, but the way all factors combine in an individual to contribute to their problem.