Study: Soda, Fruit Juice Drinkers Show Greater Dental Erosion.

Medical Daily (5/12, Caba) reports that a new study (5/12) published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry that “found that people who drink sugar-laden soda and fruit juices have an increased risk for suffering dental erosion.” According to the article, “Data on 3,773 adults was taken from the National Health and Nutrition Examinations Survey 2003-2004 to assess the prevalence and severity of tooth wear. Researchers defined tooth wear as ‘wear on at least one surface of at least one examined tooth,’” revealing that 79 percent of participants “had experienced some level of dental erosion,” including 64 percent who suffered from “mild tooth wear,” 10 percent who suffered from “moderate tooth wear,” and five percent who suffered from “severe tooth wear.” Moreover, men were twice as likely to suffer dental erosion than women.
        Medical News Today (5/12, McNamee) also reports on the study, adding that participants “with moderate and severe tooth wear consumed more soft drinks and fruit juices each day than the other groups.” However, “among participants with lower levels of tooth wear, the researchers found that milk was a more popular drink than soda or fruit juice.”


Ryan said…
Good info!

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