Dentistry in the News
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (1/29, Krieger) discusses how flavored waters and other acidic beverages may affect dental health. The article states “a beverage’s pH is the main determinant of its potential to erode teeth,” adding that “the lower the pH, the more acidic a drink is, and the more harmful.” Frequent consumption of acidic beverages “can be dangerous to our teeth,” said Dr. Edmond R. Hewlett, a spokesperson for the American Dental Association and professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry. “The problem is when people drink these beverages instead of plain water as their main hydration.” Dr. Hewlett recommended minimizing the time acidic beverages are in contact with teeth and drinking plain fluoridated water throughout the day. “The best beverage you can drink is plain fluoridated water,” he said.Frequent Consumption Of Acidic Beverages May Damage Teeth.
The Oral Health Topics on ADA.org provides additional information on dental erosion for dental professionals. In addition, Crest Pro-Health Advanced Deep Clean Mint Toothpaste is the first ADA Seal product in the enamel erosion category.
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This post was written by James Brennan