I've heard of beach erosion, but teeth erosion? I always thought you just get cavities.

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Nope. It turns out if you're drinking a lot of citrus juices, tea and soda you're probably slowly wearing away the enamel on your teeth.

So, how do you fix it? Well, the answer is pretty simple. Whatever bad stuff you're drinking, stop!

Researchers base their recommendation on a new study, published in the journal General Dentistry, which determined the acidity and amount of erosion certain beverages, such as soda, water, orange juice, and green tea cause to teeth.

No surprise. Basically everything except water puts a beating on your choppers.

As for protecting your teeth, experts say first you need to talk to a dentist and determine the culprit. Then you have to learn exactly what it's doing to your teeth, and lastly stop or reduce consumption of the suspected food or beverage.

Yeah, kind of a non-brainer, but still good to know. After all, no one wants a visit from the Cavity Creeps!