Thursday, March 29, 2007

Dental Did You Know: Commercial Soft Drinks and Enamel Dissolution

A few facts from the research on soft drinks:

  1. Prolonged exposure to soft drinks can lead to significant enamel loss.
  2. Non-cola drinks are more erosive than cola drinks.
  3. Sugared versions of cola and non-cola drinks proved to be more erosive than their diet counterparts.
  4. The erosive potential of soft drinks was not related to their pH value.

Source: Jain, P et al, Commercial soft drinks: pH and in vitro dissolution of enamel, General Dentistry March-April 2007, Vol 55, No 2, pg 150-154.

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
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