Soft Drinks Linked to Obesity and Tooth Wear.

A review of data concerning 3,541 American adults revealed an association between sugary beverage consumption and both obesity and tooth wear. Researchers Dr. Saoirse O’Toole writes, “This is an important message for [individuals] who are consuming calories through acidic sugar sweetened drinks. These drinks may be doing damage to their body and their teeth. There is also an important message for dentists. We should be asking our patients who are obese and have tooth wear what calories they are drinking as this may be having an effect on their full bodies—not just their teeth.”

Clinical Oral Investigations, October 2019