Influence of Dietary Calcium upon Composition of Mineralized Tissues and upon Susceptibility of Enamel to Erosion in Vivo

  title={Influence of Dietary Calcium upon Composition of Mineralized Tissues and upon Susceptibility of Enamel to Erosion in Vivo},
  author={L. N. Ellis},
  journal={Journal of Dental Research},
  pages={973 - 980}
  • L. N. Ellis
  • Published 1 July 1963
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of Dental Research
The relationship of dietary factors to the composition and maintenance of dental enamel in the presence of acidic fluids continues to receive little attention, in spite of the widespread consumption by humans of acidic beverages and fruit juices. The inhibitory effect of the fluoride ion on erosion in vivo has been observed' 2 during the period when the effect of this ion on production of caries was being studied.3' 4 Recently, an increase in dietary phosphate ions has been found to be… Expand
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