Coverage Continues: JADA Study Finds Association Between Sugary Drinks, Erosive Tooth Wear

Dr Bicuspid (2/16, Pablos) reported in continuing coverage that new research from The Journal of the American Dental Association finds an association between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and dental erosion among adolescents in Mexico. According to the article, “The researchers evaluated various causes for erosive tooth wear in Mexican high school students, but they found that only a high intake of sweet carbonated drinks, xerostomia, and increased age had a statistically significant impact on dental erosion.” Study author Dr. Socorro Aída Borges-Yáñez said, “We hope this study can contribute to the evidence about the role free sugars play in the development of erosive tooth wear.”