Erosive Potential of Three Different Beverages on Human Enamel and Dentine: An in vitro Study

Cristian Funieru, Ioana Andrada Obagiu, Roxana Oancea, Bogdan Dobrica, Ruxandra Ionela Sfeatcu, Mihnea Ioan Nicolescu
2001 Revista de chimie (Bucuresti)  
A lot of studies reported a strong association between beverages consumption and dental erosion. The erosive effect of soft drinks depends on their composition, pH or on individual salivary flow rate. The main methods used for analysing this effect are: profilometry, which measuring the enamel loss during demineralisation, and microscopic analysis. This study is an experiment developed in order to analyse the human enamel and dentine surfaces previously exposed to beverages. The main results of
more » ... this study showed that soft drinks which contain both, sugar and phosphoric acid have the greatest erosive potential on human enamel and dentine compared to other beverages.
doi:10.37358/rc.20.3.7988 fatcat:n6opq53pxncmphvbj5xxgsatuu