Dissolution of dental enamel in soft drinks

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Maryland Baltimore Dental School, USA.
General dentistry 11/2003; 52(4):308-12.
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT A high percentage of the population consumes a variety of soft drinks on a daily basis. Many of these soft drinks contain sugar and various additives and have a low pH. This study compares enamel dissolution from both regular and diet beverages.

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    • "To create the erosion protocol, used by this study , Von Fraunhofer and Rogers 19 (2004) estimated a daily intake of soft drinks totaling 90.000 s per year of enamel surface contact, a reasonable time period to evaluate the erosion potential on enamel of children and young adults. This Coca-Cola consumption had generated enamel dissolution of almost 3.0 mg/cm 2 , near 55-65 times more than water. "
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    • "It is the consensus of the medical community that the trend in carbonated beverage consumption among Americans is a major public health issue (Bray, 2010). Guidelines provided from the scientific community for prevention of obesity and cariogenesis include decreasing carbonated beverage consumption (Von Fraunhofer and Rogers, 2004). "
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