An unusual case of black teeth

A. H. Schuurs, L. Abraham-Inpijn, J. P. van Straalen, S. H. Sastrowijoto

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Loss of enamel and a deep black stain of the teeth in a 40-year-old diabetic patient are strongly suggested to be caused by the daily consumption of a cheap white wine and, possibly, by the chewing of cayenne. The wine proved to be rather acid, thereby promoting abrasion as a result of gnashing, and to contain a high concentration of tannin. The exact role of the tannins is described
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-431
JournalOral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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