We're sorry ladies, but we've got bad news for you on this humpday. Turns out our beloved prosecco might be great for a boozy brunch or a girls night out in, but its pretty horrible for your teeth. So much so, that there's a phenomenon called "prosecco smile".
Dr. Mervyn Druian, of the London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry, is asking people to slow down on the fizz, as it's highly acidic and full of sugar. She explained to the Mail Online what "prosecco smile" is - and frankly it will scare you enough to stay away from your favourite tipple:
“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."
Although it's no news that sugar is a major no-no for teeth, it's what's in prosecco that's worrying:
"Prosecco offers a triple whammy of carbonation, sweetness and alcohol, which can put your teeth at risk, leading to sensitivity and enamel erosion" - says Professor Damien Walmsley, a scientific adviser for the British Dental Association.
He continues: "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."
Yep, time to throw away the bottles you queued at Lidl to buy. (Oooor not).