Alcohol & Tooth Decay

08 / 02 / 2016

Alcohol is known to contribute to an increase in tooth decay. This is beacuse the majority of alcoholic beverages contain high amounts of sugar and frequent consumption will de-mineralise and weaken tooth enamel.

For a person who is an alcoholic, this can mean they will suffer from serious tooth and gum problems.

For people who binge drink, tooth decay and damage to enamel potentially occurs more. This is because the level of alcohol consumed combined with vomiting which is often a side effect of this type of drinking can cause high levels of acid to build up in the mouth. A person may pass out after consuming alcohol and vomiting which means they will not remove the harmful levels of sugar and acids in their mouth.