Recent Study: Bubbles may mean BAD TEETH
July 13, 2007 4:03am CST
When your tooth enamel starts to erode, you've got major problems on your hands. And certain foods like sweets and sodas may hasten this process. A recent study explains that all carbonated drinks had some impact on tooth enamel, a possible exception is root beer, which enamel impact on tooth was slight. Citrus flavored sodas hit teeth hardest, but colas caused problems. Plus, it din't matter if the soda is diet or full sugar. You might be thinking that what causes the teeth to erode is due to the sugar, it's wrong. It's also the acids. Rinsing after sipping a soda may hasten the acids out of your mouth.
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14 Jul 07
Acid is the big one..If you drink with a straw it will bypass the teeth and helps reduce wear and tear. I was always told that chewing on ice is not good for the enamel either..I am not sure if this is true or not..I don't chew ice anyway..but when I was a kid I was told this..probably a myth..This is good information for all of us soda drinkers....my teeth are very important to me so I try to make sure I don't do anything to damage them..Dentists are expensive..
13 Jul 07
It is true acid with soda does cause enamel to erode. Too much whitening treatment could also make your teeth very brittle. To be safe it is much better to just drink water. It cleanses your body and does not have that much effect on teeth. This breakthrough is indeed alarming but unfortunately, not alot of people know about it though.