While tasty and enjoyable, the frequent consumption of soda and fruit juices were recently linked to moderate and severe tooth erosion, in an article published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 

Dental erosion is when enamel, the hard, protective coating of the tooth,  is worn away by contact to acids. The erosion of the enamel can result in pain and sensitivity- particularly when consuming hot or cold foods due to the fact that the sensitive dentine area of the tooth exposed.

Interestingly, nearly 80% of adults in the study had some evidence of tooth erosion.

Participants with lower levels of tooth wear drank more milk than soda or fruit juice.

Men were also found to be at twice the risk for dental erosion as women, and tooth wear became more severe with age among the participants.

You can reduce the potential for dental erosion by brushing and flossing following the consumption of soda’s and fruit juice as well as after snacks and meals.


We are excited to announce the next event in our Wellness Series!

Introduction to Chen Taiji (Tai Chi)

Tai Chi

According to Harvard University Tai chi — a Chinese martial art that incorporates movement and relaxation — is good for both body and mind. In fact, it’s been called “meditation in motion.” Tai chi is made up of a series of graceful movements, one transitioning smoothly into the next. Because the classes are offered at various levels, tai chi is accessible, and valuable, for people of all ages and fitness levels. The intro class at Iron Pagoda Athletic Club will cover foundational movements “silk reeling” and a series of postures taken directly from the 18 Posture Essence Form. Participants should bring a spare pair of clean shoes to use on the matted training floor. Iron Pagoda is a boutique training studio that focuses on traditional arts & innovative fitness. The harmony of our classes create a matrix of training experiences that develop strength, posture, power, endurance and emotional fortitude.

Event Details:

Registration:  If you would like to participate in this Wellness Series event, simply call Artisan Dental to register by June 19th.  Space is limited. You can also email us at

Date:  Saturday, June 20th

Time: 2:00-3:00pm & 3:30-4:30pm

Place: Iron Pagoda Athletic Club

Location: 607 North Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704

This is a free event for our patients and their guest.

We hope to see you there!