The role of diet in the aetiology of dental erosion

A. Lussi, T. Jaeggi, Domenick Zero

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Abstract

Acids of intrinsic and extrinsic origin are thought to be the main etiologic factors for dental erosion. There is evidence that acidic foodstuffs and beverages play a role in the development of erosion. However, the pH of a dietary substance alone is not predictive of its potential to cause erosion as other factors modify the erosive process. These factors are chemical (pK a values, adhesion and chelating properties, calcium, phosphate and fluoride content), behavioural (eating and drinking habits, life style, excessive consumption of acids) and biological (flow rate, buffering capacity, composition of saliva, pellicle formation, tooth composition, dental and soft tissue anatomy). The interplay between erosion and abrasion (specially oral hygiene practices) may be the main driver leading to the clinical manifestation of this disorder. Recommendations for patients at risk for dental erosion such as reducing acid exposure by reducing the frequency and contact of acids will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-44
Number of pages11
JournalCaries Research
Volume38
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

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Tooth Erosion
Diet
Acids
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Beverages
Feeding Behavior
Fluorides
Saliva
Drinking
Life Style
Anatomy

Keywords

  • Abrasion
  • Dental erosion
  • Diet
  • Oral hygiene
  • Prevention
  • Risk assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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The role of diet in the aetiology of dental erosion. / Lussi, A.; Jaeggi, T.; Zero, Domenick.

In: Caries Research, Vol. 38, No. SUPPL. 1, 2004, p. 34-44.

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Lussi, A. ; Jaeggi, T. ; Zero, Domenick. / The role of diet in the aetiology of dental erosion. In: Caries Research. 2004 ; Vol. 38, No. SUPPL. 1. pp. 34-44.
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