TABLE 1.

Caries Scores in Rats That Were Offered Various Beverages

ColaSucrose (10%)Honey (10%)Human MilkCow’s MilkSterile Distilled Water
Smooth surface caries (SD)88.7 (3.7)77.0 (7.3)68.4 (9.8)25.9 (16.7)4.0 (3.7)4.8 (3.8)
    DS63.7 (11.9)62.1 (10.1)41.5 (12.6)1.1 (1.6)0.7 (1.4)0.2 (0.6)
    DM35.6 (15.6)13.2 (9.9)4.0 (4.0)0.1 (0.3)0.00.0
Sulcal surface caries (SD)45.0 (3.2)35.8 (2.7)39.2 (4.7)30.0 (6.7)22.9 (3.6)24.0 (5.2)
    DS17.6 (4.3)13.3 (3.3)15.3 (2.1)7.0 (4.2)3.6 (2.8)1.0 (1.5)
    DM8.8 (5.5)3.8 (2.4)5.1 (2.2)1.8 (1.8)0.8 (1.0)0.1 (0.3)
  • N = 12 per group. DS indicates lesion has extended slightly into dentine; DM, dentine is exposed. Values joined by underlining are not significantly different from each other. P < .01–.05.