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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
Yes: Remember acid is what ultimately causes the cavities. Some articles infer the diet sodas may be worse since they are more acidic. Acid is also the byproduct of sugar breakdown by the bacteria. That is also why you need to be careful not to switch to juices that are also acidic and rich in sugar. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does coffee, soda and all other carbonated drinks weakens the enamel of my teeth and if so should I have these drinks through moderation?
Absolutely: Any acidic drinks (all the ones you listed and more) can cause enamel micro damage and if done frequently enough can lead to huge problems. Moderation is a very good idea. Reduce frequency, reduce amount, and reduce duration (meaning don't take too long to finish your drink). ...Read more
My teeth have been been whitened with dentist /trays with 2 wks regiment.
Is 10% carbonate peroxide good for touch up maintenance. Teeth are white.
Yes especially teeth: Carbonated beverages can slowly dissolve the enamel (outside layer) of your teeth. The acidity of the beverages can be very high! the sugar level depending on the beverage can also be very high. The bacteria in your mouth can metabolize the sugar producing an acidic byproduct that can further dissolve the enamel and cause decay. Sugary drinks will also add useless calories to your diet! so be care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that brushing your teeth with carbonated water could be a good way to avoid hepatitis a?
Tap water has HepA?: If a person, especially in developing countries, thinks the tap water or well water is contaminated, then using bottled mineral water is safer. One can also boil water daily, and use it for drinking and brushing teeth. Of course, one can catch hepa from contaminated undercooked or uncooked foods, plus from touching contaminated surfaces and then accidentally transferring virus from hands to mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are sugar free Tums (calcium carbonate) a good way to get calcium in your mouth to help restore minerals to teeth? Like remineralizing.
Yes and no: Tums (calcium carbonate) are an excellent source of calcium. One must be careful with taking too much sugar free Tums (calcium carbonate), because that may be sweetened with sorbitol, which could cause diarrhea if taken in excess. I doubt that using calcium supplements will make you successful in remineralizing teeth though. However, it probably would not hurt you and may give you benefits in maintaining bone density. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I crave Tums (calcium carbonate) whenever i get a sweet tooth. Been 7 months now. What is the worst that could happen?
Yes: The exact process of lithium causing tooth decay is not known. But health professionals have observed an increase of amount of tooth decay in some patients on lithium. The most probable cause is due to the side effect of the medication, poor oral hygiene and bad dietary habits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can children use an anti acid like Tums (calcium carbonate) for frequent eructation with stomach contents coming in mouth?
Yes.: Baking soda is safe. But baking soda alone contains no fluoride, so there is no point in brushing with pure baking soda. Fluoride toothpaste will help strengthen the enamel and make them more resistant to cavities, so its important to always use toothpaste with fluoride. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Helps remove stain: Baking soda is an abrasive and helps remove stain. No other whitening effect. If used long term the abrasive affect can thin enamel of teeth causing teeth to look yellow. The under layer called dentin is yellow and the thinner the enamel the more the yellow tint shows through. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but....: Baking soda can be used instead of toothpaste to clean teeth. It can do almost as much for as toothpaste. The best way to make sure your teeth are cleaned evenly is to use the proper technique for brushing and spend enough time brushing. Flossing will significantly help also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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