Navigation Links
Tooth Enamel Eaten Away By Popular Drinks

The high acid content in popular drinks could just be sufficient enough to erode tooth enamel and cause dental damage, suggests a new study// conducted by researchers at University of Iowa. Soaking for just one day in Coke, Red Bull or Gatorade ate into the enamel surface, over the teeth, says the report.

There is a general agreement that the high acidic levels of the popular beverages can cause etching of the thin enamel layer that provides protection for the exposed areas of the teeth. Additionally, the cementum, the hard calcified tissue that overlies the root area of the tooth can be damaged.

The researchers of the present study studied the acid corrosive potential of five most commonly consumed beverages- apple juice, Diet Coke, Coke, Red bull and Gatorade. Four extracted teeth were immersed in each of the drinks for a period of 25 hours. Every five hours, the old beverage was replenished with a new one.

The rate of cementum and acidic enamel erosion was observed under a microscope. Gatorade, a sports drink was found to be the worst offender (erosion depth of 131 micrometers). This was followed by Coke (92 micrometers), Diet Coke (61 micrometers) and apple juice (57 micrometers). Comparable results were obtained when cementum damage was examined for the acid effect.

'If it erodes far enough it could lead to real tooth sensitivity. If the enamel is gone, then the dentin, which is underneath, becomes more sensitive. Acid eliminates that hard outer covering,' said Luther, one of the researchers. 'When most drinks -- sports drinks, orange juice, carbonated beverages -- are used the way they are supposed to be, it's not a problem', remarked Dr. Paul Casamassimo, Ohio State University.

'It is basically that elementary-school science project where you put a tooth in Coca-Cola for a period of time and it dissolves. If that scenario did mirror real-life conditions, most people would have no teeth left by the time they reached adulthood. That's not the case, of course,' he concluded.

Clearly, more such studies are indicated to reflect real-life situations, according to the American Beverage Association.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. New Tooth Paste Is Here To Fill In Dental Cavities
2. Post-Menopausal Status May Cause Tooth Decay
3. Researchers Discover New Clues To Identify Tooth Decay
4. Colgate To Develop Anti-Cancer Toothpastes And Mouthwashes
5. Nine Major Culprits For Tooth Loss Identified By Researchers
6. Tooth Decay Bacteria Unaffected By Altered Biochemical Pathway
7. Tooth Loss And Heart Disease Exist Side By Side
8. Tooth decay can be prevented by using straw for drinking fizzy drinks
9. Syrupy Medicines Increase the Risk of Tooth Decay
10. Compounds in Licorice Can Fight Tooth Decay
11. Fluoride Varnish prevents Tooth Decay In Milk Teeth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... Pa. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... While ... dark poses a problem. Fortunately, an inventor from Austin, Texas, has identified a solution. ... to medication in darkness or restricted lighting. As such, it eliminates the need to ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Nevada (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Hemp CBD Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil ... required and providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , ... mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. ... EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, ... in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in ... around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, ... in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program ... investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/5/2017)... Oct. 5, 2017  In response to the ... and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations that ... be used as a first-line therapy to manage ... Recognizing the value and ... Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative Pain Management" ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly and ... financial results for the third quarter of 2017 on ... conference call on that day with the investment community ... The conference call will begin at 9 ... can access a live webcast of the conference call ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 28, 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early ... of wearable and home sensors for real-time monitoring of ... Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions ... affordable analytical system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: