Dental erosion is a widespread and increasing problem. This study will answer the question of what law and legal practices impact the consumption and purchase in Central Appalachia of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and citric acid drinks (CADs) that adversely affect oral health.

The study will generate original data from dentists and residents of Central Appalachia concerning the oral health of the residents, the consumption and purchase of SSBs and CADs, and the social acceptability to the residents of Central Appalachia of legal interventions regarding the sale and availability of SSBs and CADs.