Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Erosive Tooth Wear and Dietary Patterns: A Clinical Study
Authors: PEDRAO, Alice Moreira NevesPORTES, Leslie AndrewsGOMES, Everton PadilhaTEIXEIRA, Fernanda Cristina FigueiraPEREIRA, Alexandre da CostaOLIVEIRA, Natalia Cristina de
Citation: ORAL HEALTH & PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY, v.16, n.2, p.145-151, 2018
Abstract: Purpose: Evidence exists which suggests that a vegetarian diet is a predisposing factor to erosive tooth wear. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of dietary pattern (vegetarian, lacto-ovo vegetarian and omnivore) on erosive tooth wear. Materials and Methods: Two hundred seven subjects (29 vegetarians, 96 lacto-ovo vegetarians and 82 omnivores) underwent an oral assessment and were asked to answer questionnaires about diet and oral care. Results: Individuals who followed vegetarian and lacto-ovo vegetarian diets had statistically significantly more erosive tooth wear than did omnivores (p = 0.004). Conversely, omnivores presented more tooth loss than did lacto-ovo vegetarians (p = 0.027). Being a vegetarian or a lacto-ovo vegetarian entailed an increased risk (4 times and 2.5 times, respectively) of presenting erosive tooth wear than being omnivorous. Conclusion: Vegetarian and lacto-ovo vegetarian dietary patterns seem to favour the loss of dental structure by erosion. Vegetarian patients should thus be informed about preventive measures and treated accordingly.
Appears in Collections:

Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - HC/InCor
Instituto do Coração - HC/InCor

Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - LIM/13
LIM/13 - Laboratório de Genética e Cardiologia Molecular

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
  Restricted Access
publishedVersion (English)106.93 kBAdobe PDFView/Open Request a copy

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.