Are You A Prosecco Drinker? Turns Out It’s Worse For Us Than We Thought

Maybe just the *one* glass, then.

Ah, Prosecco. Is there anything more refreshing than a flute of the good stuff with a strawberry dropped on top? Of course not.

Unfortunately, it comes with its downfalls – and we’re not talking about the sore head from over-indulging either.

Apparently Prosecco is really bad for our teeth, with dentists even coining the term ‘Prosecco Smile’ to describe it.

Dr. Mervyn Druian, of the London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry told the Mail Online that, “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.” Ouch.

It’s the mix of its carbonic and sugary nature that’s the problem, apparently. Professor Damien Walmsley, a scientific adviser for the British Dental Association, told the publication, “Carbonated beverages get their fizz from the release of carbon dioxide, which dissolves into carbonic acid. This provides a refreshing taste but also makes these drinks more acidic. Added to that, Prosecco comes with about one teaspoon of sugar per flute.”

Can’t we just brush our teeth more often and enjoy the best of both worlds?

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