RESEARCH ARTICLE


Soft Drink, Software and Softening of Teeth – a Case Report of Tooth Wear in the Mixed Dentition Due to a Combination of Dental Erosion and Attrition



D. L Gambon1 , *, H. S Brand2 , A.V Nieuw Amerongen2
1 Bambodino Paediatric Dental Clinic, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
2 Department of Oral Biochemistry. Academic Centre for Dentistry (ACTA), Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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* Address correspondence to this author at the Bambodino Paediatric Dental Clinic, Meerum Terwogtlaan 133, 3056 PP Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Tel: +31 10 4334243; Fax: +31 10 4113957; E-mail: dien.gambon@kpnmail.nl


Abstract

This case report describes a 9-year-old boy with severe tooth wear as a result of drinking a single glass of soft drink per day. This soft drink was consumed over a period of one to two hours, while he was gaming intensively on his computer. As a result, a deep bite, enamel cupping, sensitivity of primary teeth and loss of fillings occurred. Therefore, dentists should be aware that in patients who are gaming intensively, the erosive potential of soft drinks can be potentiated by mechanical forces leading to excessive tooth wear.

Keywords: Erosion, soft drink, tooth wear, attrition.