Dental erosion caused by carbonated sports drinks: A review

Vinod Rakesh Jathanna, Shreya Hegde, Manuel S. Thomas

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Abstract

Dental caries and enamel erosion may be caused due to the excess consumption of soft drinks which contains acids and sugars having acidogenic and cariogenic potential. Acidic drinks and foods lower the pH level of the mouth so consuming them causes the teeth to demineralise. Drinks low in pH levels that cause dental erosion include fruit juices, sports drinks, wine, beer and carbonated drinks. Therefore in the present review the erosive mechanism, erosive potential of sports drinks followed by the factors influencing the erosive potential of acidic beverages and the preventive measures are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-196
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2017

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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