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Barq's root beer bad for teeth?

Barq's root beer bad for teeth?

Everything: In excess is bad including sodas. The acids and sugars cause demineralization of the tooth structure. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is root beer dangerous for the liver?

Is root beer dangerous for the liver?

No: Back in the old days, sassafras was a component of root beer. The stuff contains safrole which is an electrophile and might mutate genes, and some lab animals given huge doses got liver fibrosis in somebody's lab. I'd avoid the stuff which you can still get in home-brew root beer though i've seen nothing on the epidemiology to suggest a serious risk. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits to drinking root beer?

Root Beer: Is root beer healthy;it's hard to say in my opinion . There are a number of herbs and spices that are beneficial but my question would be do you get any significant amount of these ingredients to make a difference. Then there's the question of the amount of sugar in a can. Refined sugar in any form is not really good for you. ...Read more

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Can I have beer after a root canal?

Can I have beer after a root canal?

Yes: Unless you're on medications that preclude you from doing so. Check with your dentist or pharmacist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What makes root beer less harmful to tooth enamel than other sodas?

What makes root beer less harmful to tooth enamel than other sodas?

Questionable: It is the sugar in the soda that is harmful to tooth enamel. There is no reason for root beer to be any less harmful than other sugary drinks. ...Read more

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Can i drink beer a day after root canal?

Can i drink beer a day after root canal?

Yes if....: Sure as long as you are not taking narcotic prescription pain meds. Have a slice of pizza with that beer ;). ...Read more

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I've heard a rumor that caffeine free root beer can help with milk production while nursing. Is this true?

I've heard a rumor that caffeine free root beer can help with milk production while nursing. Is this true?

Not true: While there is some liquid in root beer, it's not a known stimulator of milk production. Drinking plenty of water, resting & eating well, and nursing often are the best ways to keep producing milk. Here's a helpful article by a pediatrician also certified by the international board of lactation & trained in pediatric nutrition: http://drjaygordon.Com/breastfeeding/increasing-milk-supply.Html. ...Read more

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Is drinking root beer or soda once a day too often for a person prone to kidney stones?

Is drinking root beer or soda once a day too often for a person prone to kidney stones?

No: However you need to keep a high fluid intake & healthiest beverage is water. Try and consume > 64oz of fluid per day. ...Read more

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