SOFT DRINKS FOUND TO BE THE CRUCIAL LINK BETWEEN OBESITY AND TOOTH WEAR
A new study has found that sugar-sweetened acidic drinks, such as soft drinks, is the
common factor between obesity and tooth wear among adults.
Scientists found that being overweight or obese was undoubtedly associated with having
tooth wear. The increased consumption of sugary soft drinks may be a leading cause of the
erosion of tooth enamel and dentin in obese patients. It is the acidic nature of some drinks
such as carbonated drinks and acidic fruit juices that leads to tooth wear.
Tooth wear is ranked as the third most important dental condition, after cavities and gum
disease. It is the premature wearing of teeth due to the softening of the dental enamel from
dietary or gastric acids, combined with wear and tear. It occurs when the outer layer
(enamel) of the tooth slowly dissolves. This can lead to changes in the shape or appearance
of teeth, and they can become sensitive when eating or drinking cold food and drinks.
Severe Erosive Tooth Wear reduces quality of life and can mean complex and costly
procedures. Tooth wear is preventable; changes to consumption habits can help stop
people from getting it or making it worse.
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