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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 8, Issue : 8
First page : ( 1137) Last page : ( 1143)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00202.4

A study on the Effect of Aerated Drinks on Enamel Surface of the Tooth

Shreya S.1, Dr. Priya Vishnu2

1BDS I, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai

2Head of the, Department-Biochemistr, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail:

Online published on 28 October, 2015.

Abstract

The aim of the study is to estimate the rate of enamel erosion that takes place in the surface of extracted tooth which is soaked in various aerated drinks. The consumption of soft drinks has increased by 500% in the past 50 years and serving size has increased from an average of 6.5oz in 1950s to 12oz in 1960s to 20oz in 1990s. This triggered the need for the study. In general, erosion may be defined as process of gradual destruction of the tissues and it may be due to the various contents such as high sugar, carbonic acid and phosphoric acid present in the drink. So, to estimate this, an invitro study was conducted with 10 different aerated drinks with a tooth soaked inside each for a period of about two weeks. To confirm the result of the study, a questionnaire of about 20 stratified random sampling which is descriptive in nature was created and the study was conducted among people of all age group. The obtained results are then synchronised with those obtained in a practical means and analysed statically. The study was conducted in an institution based population and was compared with the results when the experiment was conducted practically.

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Keywords

Enamel erosion, Carbonated drinks, pH value, Chalky appearance, Attrition and abrasions.

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