Experts warning about the ‘prosecco smile’


Experts are warning people about the dangers of the ‘prosecco smile’ following the drink’s increase in popularity.

Dentists have said prosecco lovers could end up with rotten teeth due to its high sugar content.

And they believe the problem is only going to get worse because of the huge increase in sales in the UK.

Dr Mervyn Druian, from the London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry, told Mail Online : “The signs of prosecco smile are where the teeth come out of the gum.

“It starts with a white line just below the gum, which if you probe it is a little bit soft, and that is the beginning of tooth decay which can lead to fillings and dental work.”

He added: “Women especially enjoy prosecco but unlike wine, which you often have with a meal, it is very easy to just keep sipping prosecco and have a few glasses without noticing.

“It is acidic and it has sugar in it so, while a few glasses are fine, if you drink too much of it you are going to have a problem.”

The NHS recommends that you brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss between your teeth and cut down on your sugar intake (sorry prosecco lovers) for healthy teeth.


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