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Doctor insights on: Is Soda Harmful To Enamel What If Sugar Free Or Club Soda

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Enamel (Definition)

Enamel is the outer layer of the tooth composed of a crystalline structure called hydroxyapatite. Enamel is the part of the tooth you see in the mouth. It is the hardest part of the human body when ...Read more


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Is carbonated sugar-free soda bad for a children's teeth?

Is carbonated sugar-free soda bad for a children's teeth?

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 more

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Is it safe for diabetics to drink sugar-free soda (like cola light)? Does it increase glucose level in blood or has any other influence on health?

Is it safe for diabetics to drink sugar-free soda (like cola light)? Does it increase glucose level in blood or has any other influence on health?

Safe: Sugar-free soda such as cola light does not increase glucose levels in diabetics. There are no studies that show any significant detrimental effect of these sodas in diabetics. It is certainly better than drinking regular sodas, though water, unsweetened tea, club soda, and coffee are probably better choices. ...Read more

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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? .

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?


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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 more

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Will the sugar alcohol found in sugar free gums, sodas, sugar substitutes produce a false positive on an etg test?

Will the sugar alcohol found in sugar free gums, sodas, sugar substitutes produce a false positive on an etg test?

No: There isn't anything in sugar substitutes that will cause the etg (ethyl glucuronide) test to show positive. However, because etg test measures products of metabolism of ethyl alcohol from any source, it is sensitive to small amounts of alcohol. It will detect ingestion or exposure to alcohol in mouthwash, cough syrup and other medicated syrups, and possibly even hand sanitizers. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go on a sugar free diet at my age?

Is it safe to go on a sugar free diet at my age?

Probably: Though you do not mention your age. Going on a sugar free diet is always ok, unless you are malnourished. ...Read more