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International Poster Journal of Dentistry and Oral Medicine



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Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 17 (2015), No. 3     15. Sep. 2015
Best Poster of the Session Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 17 (2015), No. 3  (15.09.2015)

Poster 899, Language: English

Mouth Watering But Erosive: A comparative evaluation of pH of Indian spices
Verma, Jayeeta / Padhye, Leena / Verma, Sidharth
The way to a man's heart is through his stomach. An army marches on its feet. Many other such cliches center around one of life's necessities - eating. But for eating, teeth are mandatory. Thus it is essential to protect our teeth from the various chemical insults, which may lead to erosion.Dental erosion is irreversible loss of tooth structure due to chemical dissolution by acids, not of bacterial origin.
Critical pH of the Mouth is 5.5. Indian cuisine consists of many spices which can lowers the pH of the mouth; dissolving the protective outer layer of the teeth. This study determines pH of the Indian spices like turmeric, red chillies, hing, dhaniya powder etc. The information could be considered useful when advising patients who eat Indian curries about causes of acid erosion of their teeth.

Keywords: Spices, Dental Erosion

Poster Award: Best Poster of the Session

Endoscope: Second West Zone Conference
22.-24. Feb. 2013
Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, India