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Is Soda Harmful To Enamel What If Sugar Free Or Club Soda
Soda: Still harmful.Get a more detailed answer ›
If bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda is a good remedy to an acidic gut, why is drinking soda pop bad for us?
Is it true that drinking sparkling (carbonated) mineral water will lower your magnesium levels, and if so, why? Thank you.
Not true: There is absolutely no evidence that carbonated mineral water lowers levels of magnesium or other minerals. See http://tinyurl.com/kojkd24 Soft drinks are acidifying and can leach calcium but not carbonated mineral water, in fact they offer varying amounts of magnesium and choosing a brand relatively high in magnesium will increase your levels- see http://tinyurl.com/mk4ccxw ...Read more
I found out adding just a pinch of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda alkalizes 250ml of water. Would this be a safe thing to do if occasionally I ate too much acidic food?
Is diet soda still bad for tooth loss? I've switched from drinking regular soda to drinking sugar-free diet soda, and i hope that it will be better for my teeth. Will i still have to worry about tooth from diet soda?
Hello. : Hello. Carbonic acid creates the carbonation in soft drinks. Because it is an acid, it can damage the enamel of your teeth. Darker colored sodas tend to do more damage than lighter sodas. If you are a soda swisher (swish it through your teeth and around your mouth) that is really damaging to your teeth. Sipping soda through a straw or swishing water in your mouth after drinking soda can help to minimize problems. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is any amount of acidic drinks okay if you're worried about tooth decay? I don't drink much soda at all, but really do like orange juice and other citrus juices. I've heard that they're not much better than soda for your teeth. Should i just stop drinking
BrushFlossFluoride: Soda, fruit juice, citrus juice all contain sugar with is harvested by the bacterial plaque in your mouth to make acid which then dissolves the enamel of your teeth. Acidic/sugary drinks can accelerate the process by adding citric acid to the mix as well. As with any sugary foods/drinks, proper brushing and flossing will maintain your teeth healthy and strong. Fluoride rinses are good too! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Typically drink water - just curious. What is more harmful over a few years - soda with corn syrup, or diet soda?
Both harmful: We don't yet know the full effects of high fructose corn syrup verses artificial sweeteners in diet soda. More time and studies need to be done. The obvious answer is to drink water and stay away from those soda drinks until more information and safety info becomes available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a protein product's nutritional facts says there's 0g of sugar, does that include lactose or is it just referring to sweet sugars?
Not harmful: You can take splenda.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it safe to drink baking soda mixed in water for clearing acid reflux and allergy symptoms? if so, how much the ratio should be?[thanks
Can I drink alcohol in moderation with a fixed dental brace or will it stain my teeth? Specifically thinking of gin and slimline tonic or wine.
No: It is one of the thousands of so-called energy drinks that have no value whatsoever unless you own the company. ...Read more
Is it safe to use soda bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and baking soda in making my cakes during pregnancy? Everything these days contains soda bicarb and baking soda?
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
Trying to give up soda Switched to sparkling water that has no calories but has sucralose. Is that as bad as sugar? Trying to keep glucose levels low
As bad a sugar?: Sucralose is an artificial sweetener and in today's world, every artificial food additive will have people on the internet telling you that it's a terrible poison and the cause of most ill-health. I'd urge you to enjoy your soda and be glad that you're not getting a lot of calories to make you fat. How about instead getting a bottle of water and going for a good run? ...Read more
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