JADA Study Finds Association Between Sugary Drinks, Erosive Tooth Wear

coca-cola-462776_640 PRNewswire (1/25) hosts a release from the American Dental Association stating new research from The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) shows that sugary drinks are associated with erosive tooth wear among teenagers in Mexico. After providing a food questionnaire to teenagers living in Mexico, the study authors examined the teenagers for erosive tooth wear, finding the overall prevalence of erosive tooth wear was 31.7 percent, with sweet carbonated drinks – soda – causing the most erosion. JADA editor Michael Glick, D.M.D., said, “The oral health of children is always top of mind, and we’ve seen recently that sugar is a leading problem when it comes to their overall health and dental health.” Glick adds, “This study shows an association between high intake of sweet drinks and poor oral health. This issue needs to be taken seriously.”MouthHealthy.org provides additional information on how nutrition affects children’s teeth


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