21：体と健康（Body and Wellness）
01: Wine can cause Dental Erosion
Exercise 1. Please describe the picture shown below.
Exercise 2. Read the text below.
wine is known to be good for the body; however, one side effect has manifested in
the recent study from the Johannes Gutenberg University
in Mainz, Germany. The study concluded that
drinking wine can rot the teeth. Researchers tested the effects of eight red wines and
eight white wines on teeth of men and women aged from 40 to 65. The study shows
that all of the wines damaged the enamel, which protects the teeth. Damaging the enamel means making the teeth
become more sensitive to hot and cold food and drinks. Moreover, the teeth
will stain quicker
if someone drinks coffee. According to the research team, white wine causes
more damage than red because the acid in white wine attacks and destroys
the enamel of
the teeth. Surprisingly,
brushing, which is supposed to clean the teeth, when done immediately after
drinking wine, will only make things worse. The act of brushing your teeth
will spread the acid around and scatter the acidic effects farther and deeper into your tooth enamel; that
makes the condition worse.
Exercise 3. Read
the following words / expressions used in the article and make sample sentences using them.
Discuss the meaning of the words with your teacher.
Exercise 4. Answer the following questions.
1. Why does wine damage the teeth?
Why does brushing after drinking wine make the teeth’s condition worse?
How can you limit the damage caused by wine?
Are you a wine lover? What is your opinion about this idea?
Are you worried about your teeth? What foods/drinks can you avoid for your