Enamel is the hard outside layer of the tooth. Acidic food or liquids over time can diminish the thickness of this layer or remove it completely. Drinking soda, fruit juice, or sport drinks daily are common causes of erosion. Acid reflux, and repeated vomiting can also erode teeth. Enamel does not grow back. If you do drink something acidic or vomit, rinse your mouth with water and wait one hour before brushing your teeth with a soft toothbrush and a fluoride containing toothpaste. Sucking lemons or drinking pickle juice is not recommended. Teeth that have eroded can become quite sensitive and dark. If you have any questions call Dr. Nadine Hutchins at 970-242-7373.