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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2009 Vol.10 No.5 P.395-399


Dental erosion and severe tooth decay related to soft drinks: a case report and literature review

Author(s):  Ran CHENG, Hui YANG, Mei-ying SHAO, Tao HU, Xue-dong ZHOU

Affiliation(s):  Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics, West China College of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China

Corresponding email(s):   acomnet@263.net

Key Words:  Dental erosion, Caries, Soft drinks, Toothbrushing

Ran CHENG, Hui YANG, Mei-ying SHAO, Tao HU, Xue-dong ZHOU. Dental erosion and severe tooth decay related to soft drinks: a case report and literature review[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2009, 10(5): 395-399.

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soft drinks have many potential health problems. The inherent acids and sugars have both acidogenic and cariogenic potential, resulting in dental caries and potential enamel erosion. In this report we present a 25-year-old man complaining with the severe worn-out of the front teeth during the past 3 years. He had a history of drinking cola for more than 7 years and had a poor oral hygiene. Severe decays were present in the incisors and the canines, while less severe lesions were noted on the premolars and the molars. The review is to show the relationship between dental erosion and caries and soft drinks. Some efforts have been taken to reduce the harmful effect of soft drinks.

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