Os perigos dos refrigerantes (em inglês)

The Dangers of Soda Pop

Gary J. Kaplowitz, DDS, MA, MEd’
Michael Florman, DDS
Sanford A. Aaronson, DDS, MS, JD


Introduction

Enamel is the hardest substance in the body and it protects the crowns of the teeth. But it is susceptible to demineralization from acids. Acids are produced when certain bacteria colonize the tooth surface and metabolize carbohydrates. If this process continues it may eventually lead to the development of carious lesions in the enamel and dentin. Another source of acid is dietary. Many foods and beverages contain acids that also can lead to demineralization of the enamel.

Soda pop has emerged as one of the most significant dietary sources of acid capable of producing demineralization of the enamel. Many brands of soda pop also contain sugars that are fermented by bacteria that produce acid by-products. It also appears that soda pop contains other ingredients that produce demineralization independent of its content of acid content or fermentable sugars1. The danger of soda pop to demineralization of the enamel and its consequences should not be underestimated.

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Os perigos dos refrigerantes (em inglês)