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The Erosion Explosion –<br>Effects of a Modern-Day Witch’s Brew

Nov 18, 2022



Presented by: Anne Nugent Guignon RDH, MPH, CSP
1 CEU Credit
AGD Subject Code: 010
*This program is FREE and available for all dental professionals — no prior skills are needed to attend.

Course Description:
Today’s sports drinks, energy drinks, flavored waters, bottled teas, powdered drinks, and beverage additives are creating a perfect storm. Modern day drinks, made from a sophisticated concoction of ingredients, accelerate tooth erosion, setting the stage for dentinal hypersensitivity. These drinks also impact the development of dental caries, a pH-mediated disease.

Marketing trends lead people to believe that sugar-free drinks are safe, and that energy and sports drinks are beneficial, healthful beverages. Dental professionals, armed with the most current information about modern beverages, can make a difference in both the lives of their patients and the lives of their families and friends.

Compare legacy soft drink ingredients to new, trendy beverages
Recognize how pH and titratable acidity contribute to erosion.
Identify changing consumption patterns
Examine how beverage are marketed to children and adolescents
Discover how to make safer beverage choices