J Dent Oral Biol | Volume 7, Issue 3 | Research Article | Open Access

Dietary Component as a Risk Predictor for Dental Erosion among GERD Patients: Analytical Cross-Sectional Study

Neha Chauhan*, Manjunat, Vipul Yadav and Jadhav Sachin Kumar

Department of Public Health Dentistry, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, India

*Correspondance to: Neha Chauhan 

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Aim and Objectives: To evaluate the role of dietary components in prevention or causation of dental erosion among GERD patients in Haryana, India. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the department of gastroenterology of a tertiary care hospital, Rohtak. Study participants comprised of aged 18 years and above diagnosed with GERD. Evaluation of dental erosion was done using BEWE index. The statistical analysis was done using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) Version 17.0 statistical Analysis Software. Results: Among the study population, 84.8% had dental erosion. In the present study consumption of soft drink (OR=0.5), spicy food (OR=0.5), sour food (OR=0.5) was found significantly negatively associated with presence of dental erosion. No significant correlation was reported between the frequency of consumption of acidic food and drinks and risk of dental erosion. Significant negative correlation was found between frequency of consumption of milk and risk of dental erosion (r= -0.1, p=0.001). Conclusion: Dental erosion was prevalent among GERD patients but still severity of dental erosion was found less so GERD can be considered as a risk factor for dental erosion. Severity of dental erosion found to be decreased with increase in milk consumption frequency. The frequent consumption of milk could be considered as a substitute way in dietary behavior to prevent dental erosion. Also raising


GERD; Dental erosion; Food habits; Public Health


Chauhan N, Manjunat, Yadav V, Kumar JS. Dietary Component as a Risk Predictor for Dental Erosion among GERD Patients: Analytical Cross- Sectional Study. J Dent Oral Biol. 2022; 7(3): 1196. ISSN: 2475-5680.

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