Evidence linking gastroesophageal reflux disease and dental erosion is not strong
Judy Fan-Hsu DDS
Systematic Review Conclusion
The review claims a strong association between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and dental erosion (DE).
Critical Summary Assessment
Qualitative assessments of multiple weak trials suggest but do not demonstrate a link between GERD and DE.
Evidence Quality Rating
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