Bottomless brunches are leading to an increase in tooth decay, warns dentist 11 months ago

Bottomless brunches are leading to an increase in tooth decay, warns dentist

Weekdays are difficult.

They involve working, meal prepping, dealing with awful people, and commuting.

They are not ideal scenarios at all to be honest, and often, the only thing that'll get you through the week is the promise of the weekend.

And, more importantly, the promise of bottomless brunch.

The constant refills, the delicious food, the seeing how many glasses you can get inside of your body before the waiter tells you rather politely that it is now time for you to leave.

You emerge from the restaurant absolutely hammered, blinking into the sunlight wildly as you look at your phone and realise that it is, in fact, 2pm.

What a day.

And now, it seems that dentists have started warning people about bottomless brunches because they're ruining everybody's teeth.

Because of course they are.

Dr Ben Atkins from the Oral Health Foundation has warned about the effects of the bottomless prosecco brunch in particular, as more and more people are suffering enamel erosion due to the sugary alcoholic drink.

Metro reports that the dentist is now seeing two patients a month for tooth erosion - far more than he used to.

"The rise in reflux will be down to drinking and diet," he said. "If someone has had heartburn you are going to get acid in your mouth."

"Once enamel is destroyed it can’t be built back up naturally — you will have to have extensive dental treatment.

"With bottomless brunches the damage is also being caused by the acidity of the drink which is detrimental to teeth and the frequency of the acid attacks because it’s a bottomless brunch."

He added that the increased risk of vomiting after a bottomless brunch is also something to be worried about.