Warning issued to Prosecco lovers – Dentist warns of “Prosecco smile” that could permanently damage your teeth – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
September 21, 2017

Warning issued to Prosecco lovers – Dentist warns of “Prosecco smile” that could permanently damage your teeth

Women the world over have made Prosecco their tipple of choice. It’s not just fashionable, it’s almost compulsory to drink the sparkling wine on nights out, parties and even at Christmas.

There usually is uproar at the thoughts of a shortage of the drink with people stockpiling it for special occasions.

But you might want to rethink your drink as a leading dentist warns that it might lead to ‘prosecco smile’.

Dr Mervyn Druian, of the London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry, told the Mail Online that “Women especially enjoy prosecco but unlike wine, which you often have with a meal, it is very easy to just keep sipping prosecco and have a few glasses without noticing.

“It is acidic and it has sugar in it so, while a few glasses are fine, if you drink too much of it you are going to have a problem.

“The signs of prosecco smile are where the teeth come out of the gum.

“It starts with a white line just below the gum, which if you probe it is a little bit soft, and that is the beginning of tooth decay which can lead to fillings and dental work.”

It’s said that the combination of carbonation, sweetness and alcohol, which can put your teeth at risk, leads to sensitivity and enamel erosion.

Are you willing to take the chance?

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