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The Onset of Dental Erosion Caused by Food and Drinks and the Preventive Effect of Alkaline Ionized Water

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Division of Basic Medical Science, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara 259-1193, Japan
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Division of Basic Research, Functional Water Research Laboratory, Louis Pasteur Center for Medical Research, Kyoto 606-8225, Japan
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Aichi Medical Preemptive and Integrative Medicine Center, Aichi Medical University Hospital, Nagakute 480-1103, Japan
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Department of Dental Hygiene, The Nippon Dental University College at Tokyo, Tokyo 102-0071, Japan
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Academic Editor: Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
Nutrients 2021, 13(10), 3440; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13103440
Received: 13 August 2021 / Revised: 24 September 2021 / Accepted: 25 September 2021 / Published: 28 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nutrition and Various Cancer Risks, and Strategies to Avoid Them)
In recent years, the incidence of dental erosion caused by the ingestion of acidic foods and drinks, including sports drinks, has been increasing in Japan and elsewhere. Therefore, the problems associated with this injury can no longer be ignored in dental clinical practice. The ingestion of these foods and drinks is important from the viewpoint of overall health and disease prevention. For example, fermented foods, such as Japanese pickles, enhance the nutritional value of foodstuffs and promote the absorption of nutrients into the body, and sports drinks are useful for preventing heat stroke and dehydration. Therefore, eliminating these intakes is not a viable solution. In this paper, we outline the mechanism of dental erosion caused by acidic beverages and also describe the effectiveness of alkaline ionized water (AIW) at preventing acid erosion. Given the fact that the complete elimination of acidic beverage consumption is highly unlikely, remedies such as the use of alkaline ionized water (AIW) may be helpful. View Full-Text
Keywords: acidic foods and drinks; nutrients; dental erosion; alkaline ionized water; demineralization; oral flora acidic foods and drinks; nutrients; dental erosion; alkaline ionized water; demineralization; oral flora
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Sato, T.; Fukuzawa, Y.; Kawakami, S.; Suzuki, M.; Tanaka, Y.; Terayama, H.; Sakabe, K. The Onset of Dental Erosion Caused by Food and Drinks and the Preventive Effect of Alkaline Ionized Water. Nutrients 2021, 13, 3440. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13103440

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Sato T, Fukuzawa Y, Kawakami S, Suzuki M, Tanaka Y, Terayama H, Sakabe K. The Onset of Dental Erosion Caused by Food and Drinks and the Preventive Effect of Alkaline Ionized Water. Nutrients. 2021; 13(10):3440. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13103440

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Sato, Tsutomu, Yoshitaka Fukuzawa, Satoshi Kawakami, Megumi Suzuki, Yoshinori Tanaka, Hayato Terayama, and Kou Sakabe. 2021. "The Onset of Dental Erosion Caused by Food and Drinks and the Preventive Effect of Alkaline Ionized Water" Nutrients 13, no. 10: 3440. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13103440

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