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What are the signs of tooth erosion in children?

Tooth erosion symptoms include sensitive teeth or tooth pain, teeth with rough or cracked edges and yellow teeth. You can help your child from getting tooth erosion -- a condition that occurs when acids eat away at a tooth’s surface -- by limiting the sugar in his diet. Almost all foods, including milk or vegetables, have some type of sugar, which can contribute to tooth decay. To help control the amount of sugar your child consumes, read food labels and choose foods and beverages that are low in added sugars. Also, select beverages, such as water, that hydrate and contribute to good nutrition.
 
If you think your child may have tooth erosion, look for yellowing, pitted teeth that may also have a glossy appearance. Notice if your child seems sensitive to hot and cold beverages and foods. As the condition worsens, your child's sensitivity will increase.

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