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Does Carbonated Soda Hurt My Teeth
Yes...: Soda pop contains corrosive acids such as citric, malic, tartaric carbonic or phosphoric which, can remove calcium from tooth enamel. Without protection from the dental enamel, the tissue underneath is susceptible to cavities, root canals & even extractions. Sugar is an additional cavity causing issue, so consider rinsing your mouth after drinking soda, both diet & soda containing sugar. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Help dental experts! my toothpaste doesn't contain flouride but my drinking water does, are my teeth protected enough?
Fluoride: Fluoride in your water doesn't have the preventative power of the Fluoride in toothpaste. The Fluoride one ingests in their water is more beneficial when the teeth are forming as it is incorporated in the physical structure of the tooth, making it more resistant to decay. Once the teeth are formed, the topical application of Fluoride in the toothpaste is a better deterrent.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Because if you brush with baking soda, you will ingest very little. But using baking soda is a bad idea because you need a toothpaste with Fluoride in it. Without the Fluoride in your toothpaste, and drinking 4, 8 oz glasses of fluoridated water per day, your cavity risk factor will be very high, like it was back before water fluoridation in the late 50's early 60's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Causes Dental Issues: Soda pop like coke contains corrosive acids such as citric, malic, tartaric carbonic or phosphoric which, can remove calcium from tooth enamel. Without protection from the dental enamel, the tissue underneath is susceptible to cavities, root canals & even extractions. Sugar is an additional cavity causing issue, so consider rinsing your mouth after drinking soda, both diet & soda containing sugar. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why drink it then?: I can think of lots of reasons why you may be experiencing an adverse reaction to a carbonated beverage that contains multiple chemicals (artificial flavors, coloring, and sweeteners). May I suggest you try drinking water, and assessing your response. My answer then becomes quite different if your stomach pain is limited to Diet Pepsi or is generalized to all liquids and ingestants. ...Read more
Many possibilities: You should see a dentist to figure out the cause. It could be a developing cavity, recession, bite trauma, fracture, wear into dentin, etc. So many possibilities that it is best to have this evaluated to be sure that the cause is determined and treated appropriately before it gets worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No, those actions are unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Gum disease!: Either gingivitis or periodontitis. Both cause the same symptoms as you describe. Get your teeth cleaned professionally. Take much better of your teeth on a daily basis (do excellent brushing and flossing) your dentist needs to evaulate (exam) your oral condition for proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tooth aches why?: 30 M: Why does my tooth really hurt when I eat sugar or drink something really cold? ANS: Most likely you have a cavity that is eating its way into the nerve at the root of your tooth and will kill it. See a dentist please. Your are too young to have dentures. Even in Canada -Hey! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk of arthritis!: Soda consumption is associated with increased risk of diabetes & heart disease, but a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (7/2014) found that sugary sodas when consumed regularly can increase by 63% the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. More likely than not however your situational back pain reflects referred discomfort from a distended gut due to the fizz in soda. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I whiten my yellow-brown teeth if I was eating too much acidic fruit that wore away enamel?
Porcelain Veneers: I know they are expensive but once the enamel layer is worn away the dentin layer underneath is generally darker and more porous. The bad news is that your teeth are going to get even darker as you age because they absorb the stains in our food. The good news is that porcelain veneers can reverse all of this in two appointments. See a prosthodontist in your area. They generally last 20 years. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Citric acid: Acidic foods may hurt or burn in your tongue is already sensitive. This could be chronic irritation from using harsh toothpaste with whiteners in it, or a yeast infection of your tongue. If it's bothering you a lot have your doctor take a look. Your dentist may be able to help you if you're due, or if you're not getting answers go see an ent. ...Read more
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