Don’t Let Red Wine Ruin That Smile

What’s more romantic than roses, chocolate and dark red wine? Maybe the ability to not look like you’ve indulged in said wine. But avoiding "wine teeth" is often easier said than done. That’s because that delicious dark red liquid is full of something called tannins. These little particles not only make wine more delicious by making it taste more dry, bitter and acidic, but they also leave behind little souvenirs called "chromogens," which give wine its color – and have the pesky habit of sticking to the teeth.

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The Biggest Threats to Tooth Enamel

 

Your tooth enamel is the hardest biological material in our body - harder than even bone. But despite its strength, it is still susceptible to damage from some surprisingly common culprits. Keeping enamel safe and intact is the best way to maintain the health of your teeth, but many people don’t realize these common behaviors could be putting their enamel at risk.

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What Is Interproximal Reduction?

If you’ve ever had Invisalign treatment, you may have heard of IPR, short for interproximal reduction. But many people don't hear about the procedure until they're getting ready for orthodontic treatment, and it can be a little confusing to say the least.

Interproximal reduction is the act of filing down the tooth enamel to reduce crowding between teeth. Also sometimes referred to as enamel reduction, IPR is common in orthodontic treatments like Invisalign, as it helps to create room for teeth to fit together better.

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It May Be Time to Ditch the Prosecco

Made only in certain regions of Italy, prosecco is having its moment in the sun with wine enthusiasts lately. Made from at least 85 percent glera grapes, this versatile sparkling wine can be used for everything from pre-dinner aperitivo to celebratory dessert toasting and everything in between. Touted as the less expensive alternative to champagne, this delicious bubbly beverage may be causing an unexpected side effect to your teeth: enamel erosion.

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