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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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If bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda is a good remedy to an acidic gut, why is drinking soda pop bad for us?

If bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda is a good remedy to an acidic gut, why is drinking soda pop bad for us?

Sodium Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) : Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) in water has an alkaline ph (above 7). Sodas usually are acidic (ph = 2.5 - 4.5). If your goal is to neutralize an acidic environment, you would add something basic to it. ...Read more

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Is it true that drinking sparkling (carbonated) mineral water will lower your magnesium levels, and if so, why? Thank you.

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

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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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Is diet soda bad to drink once a wwwk?

Is diet soda bad to drink once a wwwk?

Ok: Although diet soda is not the best thing to be drinking regularly. Once a week should be ok. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Typically drink water - just curious. What is more harmful over a few years - soda with corn syrup, or diet soda?

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 more

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Which is better for you: diet soda or flavored water?

Which is better for you: diet soda or flavored water?

Artificial sweetener: Diet sodas contain artificial sweeteners. Studies on mice show that intake of artificial sweeteners could lead to glucose intolerance probably due to changes in gut bacteria. Would want to know how the water is flavored (with aspartame, saccharine or sucralose?) ...Read more

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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.

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.

In moderation: You can definitely drink alcoholic beverage if you choose to, this should not affect or stain your teeth as long as you keep them clean by brushing and flossing regularly. ...Read more

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What to do if i know mio is full of artificial sweeteners but is it healthier than diet soda?

What to do if i know mio is full of artificial sweeteners but is it healthier than diet soda?

No: It is one of the thousands of so-called energy drinks that have no value whatsoever unless you own the company. ...Read more

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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?

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: It is fine to use those ingredients when cooking during pregnancy. They will cause no problems for you or your baby. If you don't use them your cakes will be very flat and taste very bad! ...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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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

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