Chemical factors.

  title={Chemical factors.},
  author={Adrian A. Lussi and Thomas Jaeggi},
  journal={Monographs in oral science},
pH value, calcium, and phosphate and to a lesser extent fluoride content of a drink or foodstuff are important factors explaining erosive attack. They determine the degree of saturation with respect to tooth minerals, which is the driving force for dissolution. Solutions oversaturated with respect to dental hard tissue will not dissolve it. Addition of calcium (and phosphate) salts to erosive drinks showed protection of surface softening. Today, several Ca-enriched soft drinks are on the market… CONTINUE READING
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