[Unhealthy weight loss. Erosion by apple cider vinegar]

Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd. 2012 Dec;119(12):589-91. doi: 10.5177/ntvt.2012.12.12192.
[Article in Dutch]


Erosive tooth wear was diagnosed in the dentition of a 15-year-old girl with a Moroccan background. After an anamnesis, extensive analysis of possible risk factors and a study of the pattern of erosion, it was concluded that the erosive tooth wear was induced by daily consumption of a glass of apple cider vinegar Further investigation revealed that in North-African culture, women have used apple cider vinegar to achieve weight loss for generations. Bodybuilders are also known to make use of this method of weight reduction.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Acetic Acid / administration & dosage
  • Acetic Acid / adverse effects*
  • Acetic Acid / pharmacology
  • Adolescent
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Tooth Erosion / chemically induced*
  • Weight Loss* / drug effects


  • Acetic Acid