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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 514-516

Estimation of fluoride levels in various commercially available carbonated soft drinks in Chandigarh city, India


Department of Public Health Dentistry, Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College, Barwala, Haryana, India

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Mohit Bansal
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College, Barwala, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2319-5932.171182

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Introduction: Fluoride has a preventive action on dental caries. However, Excessive ingestion of fluoride from different sources can lead to the development of dental fluorosis. Aim: To estimate fluoride levels in various commercially available carbonated soft drinks available in Chandigarh city. Materials and Methods: Twelve different brands of commercially available soft drinks were purchased from three different places and divided into three groups. Fluoride levels were estimated using fluoride test strips Quantofix 37211 Fluka; Sigma-Aldrich. Results: Fluoride levels ranged from 0.12 to 0.42 mg/dl F with the maximum level in Thumbs up and least in Diet Pepsi. Conclusion: The levels of fluoride varied in various carbonated soft drinks analyzed. This could contribute significantly to the total fluoride intake from all sources and thus be an important risk factor for the development of dental fluorosis.


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