Causes And Consequences Of Fizzy Drinks

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Fizzy drinks, refreshing or regretting? The hidden dental risks and solutions. Introduction: Dental erosion, which is also referred to as acid erosion, is described as the irretrievable disappearance of tooth enamel because of chemical dissolution by acids. There is a lack of education and public information based around dental erosion and furthermore, there is generally widespread ignorance of the deleterious consequences of dental erosion; this is distinctly the issue with erosion due to fruit juices as they’re seen to be healthy. [1][2] Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body and it helps us with things such as chewing and biting. Even though enamel is an extremely solid substance, it can still break, and unlike bone, it cannot repair and thus, is lost forever. Enamel is the protective substance around the tooth, protecting the hypersensitive dentine. Dental erosion can lead to the loss of the enamel which exposes the dentine. This results in pain and sensitivity. In 2004, C R Dugmore & W P Rock carried out a random sample on 1,753 12-year-old Leicestershire children. Their aim was to find the prevalence of dental erosion in the UK. Their results were astonishing as they reported 59.7% of the children had suffered dental erosion with 2.7% having exposed dentine. [3] In another study, Deery C, Wagner ML, Longbottom C, Simon R and Nugent ZJ found that out of the 129 American children, 41% had been suffering from dental erosion.[4] Furthermore, an

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