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World J Stomatol. Feb 20, 2016; 5(1): 1-7
Published online Feb 20, 2016. doi: 10.5321/wjs.v5.i1.1
Effects of energy and sports drinks on tooth structures and restorative materials
Ugur Erdemir, Esra Yildiz, Gunce Saygi, Nurhan Inan Altay, Meltem Mert Eren, Taner Yucel
Ugur Erdemir, Esra Yildiz, Gunce Saygi, Nurhan Inan Altay, Taner Yucel, Department of Operative Dentistry, Istanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry, 34093 Capa, Istanbul, Turkey
Meltem Mert Eren, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Kemerburgaz University, 34217 Bakirkoy, Istanbul, Turkey
Author contributions: Erdemir U and Yildiz E designed the paper; Saygi G, Inan Altay N and Eren Mert M reviewed the literatures and written the paper; Erdemir U, Yildiz E and Yucel T critically revised and edited the paper for final approval of the final version.
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Correspondence to: Ugur Erdemir, PhD, DDS, Department of Operative Dentistry, Istanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry, Turgut Özal Cad, 34093 Capa, Istanbul, Turkey.
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Received: September 7, 2015
Peer-review started: September 8, 2015
First decision: September 26, 2015
Revised: October 21, 2015
Accepted: January 16, 2016
Article in press: January 19, 2016
Published online: February 20, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Dentists have a duty to their patients to give them instructions on the consumption of drinks or foods which can damage dental health. Most food and drinks have little noticeable effects on dental health. Among the drinks that are most likely to damage teeth and restorative materials are sports and energy drinks which contain sugar to feed oral bacterial, and drinks which have a low pH which can erode teeth and increase their sensitivity. Patients who suffer poor oral health because of their over-consumption of sports and energy drinks need to be made aware of the likely causes of their dental problems.