An update on the dangers of soda pop

Dent Assist. 2011 Jul-Aug;80(4):14-6, 18-20, 22-3 passim; quiz 29-31.


The consumption of soda pop in the United States continues to increase in alarming proportions with consequent drastic effects on the dentition of many people. Patients should be asked about how much soda pop they ingest. Parents should be counseled on the effects of soda pop demineralization and begin to limit the amounts given to children at home and in schools. The dental team has the expertise and training to intervene with diet counseling, home care instructions and professionally applied fluoride to decrease the potential ravages of soda pop.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acids
  • Carbonated Beverages / adverse effects*
  • Carbonated Beverages / classification
  • Cariostatic Agents / administration & dosage
  • Cariostatic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Dental Caries / etiology
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Fluorides / administration & dosage
  • Fluorides / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
  • Tooth Demineralization / etiology*
  • Tooth Erosion / etiology
  • United States


  • Acids
  • Cariostatic Agents
  • Fluorides