Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B

, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp 395–399 | Cite as

Dental erosion and severe tooth decay related to soft drinks: a case report and literature review

  • Ran Cheng
  • Hui Yang
  • Mei-ying Shao
  • Tao Hu
  • Xue-dong Zhou
Case Report


Soft drinks have many potential health problems. The inherent acids and sugars have both acidogenic and cariogenic potential, resulting in dental caries and potential enamel erosion. In this report we present a 25-year-old man complaining with the severe worn-out of the front teeth during the past 3 years. He had a history of drinking cola for more than 7 years and had a poor oral hygiene. Severe decays were present in the incisors and the canines, while less severe lesions were noted on the premolars and the molars. The review is to show the relationship between dental erosion and caries and soft drinks. Some efforts have been taken to reduce the harmful effect of soft drinks.

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Dental erosion Caries Soft drinks Toothbrushing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ran Cheng
    • 1
  • Hui Yang
    • 1
  • Mei-ying Shao
    • 1
  • Tao Hu
    • 1
  • Xue-dong Zhou
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics, West China College of StomatologySichuan UniversityChengduChina

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