Dental erosion resulting from chewable vitamin C tablets

J Am Dent Assoc. 1983 Aug;107(2):253-6. doi: 10.14219/jada.archive.1983.0239.


A patient had severe dental erosion that was attributed primarily to the daily chewing of vitamin C tablets for three years. Tests were done to demonstrate the acidity of vitamin C tablets and the demineralization of enamel by a solution made with a tablet. The causes for dental erosion and the varying patterns of erosion are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ascorbic Acid / administration & dosage
  • Ascorbic Acid / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
  • Tablets
  • Tooth Erosion / chemically induced*


  • Tablets
  • Ascorbic Acid