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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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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 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 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

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Is sugar free redbull bad for my health? I have around 5/6 a day?

Is sugar free redbull bad for my health? I have around 5/6 a day?

In a word, YES: You are abusing the beverage to keep you awake/focused/whatever. There have been rare cases of death from excess energy drink intake. At 23, if otherwise healthy, there is no reason to require this kind of stimulation, try switching all but 2/day (max) to caffineated soda, and then start swapping them out for decaf or water. If you can't stay awake/focused once "detoxed" then see a doctor. ...Read more

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Looking for sugar free diabetic desserts. Where would i find some?

Looking for sugar free diabetic desserts. Where would i find some?

Any diabetes: Web site or cook book. Remember, it's not sugar but total calories that's the problem. Some items are "sugar free", but still high in calories and should be limited or avoided entirely. ...Read more

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Are all sugar substitutes sugar free ? Can you share some sources?

Are all sugar substitutes sugar free ? Can you share some sources?

See below: Stevia is usually sugar-free... You have to learn to read the labels. Be careful because multi-dextran is a sugar, products, ending with the letters OSE are usually sugars. If you have any further questions don't hesitate to contact me. You can get a lot more information@wwwweighstation.net by reading our newsletters. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is sugar free the same as gluten free?

Is sugar free the same as gluten free?

No: Gluten is a protein found in certain grains, especially wheat. Sugar is..... well you know. A gluten free product doesn't indicate anything about sugar content or vise-versa. ...Read more

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How to do gluten free sugar free diet?

How to do gluten free sugar free diet?

Gluten & sugar free : Stop eating wheat, barley, rye, and sugar. After a few days, you should start feeling better - even if you didn't feel bad to begin with. No one needs gluten and no one needs sugar. ...Read more

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Can sugar free chocolate be a laxative?

Can sugar free chocolate be a laxative?

Not recommended : The sweeteners used in some "sugar-free" confections are sorbitol or maltitol. The amount one needs to eat isn't worth the calories for the bloating and cramps to get the laxative effect. There are still plenty of grams of fat and calories in these candies/chocolates which won't go down the toilet. If you're constipated, please discuss with your doctor for appropriate evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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Gluten free sugar free diet, what to do?

Gluten free sugar free diet, what to do?

Gluten & sugar free : Stop eating wheat, barley, rye, and sugar. After a few days, you should start feeling better - even if you didn't feel bad to begin with. No one needs gluten and no one needs sugar. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks of sugar-free chewing gum?

Are there any health risks of sugar-free chewing gum?

TMJ: Although the gum is sugar free, constant gum chewing can contribute to sore facial muscles and and aggravation to the jaw joint, . ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat sugar-free candy before going to church?

Is it okay to eat sugar-free candy before going to church?

Yes: This should not affect your spirituality nor attentiveness. If you are going to Catholic church, you are told not to eat prior to communion so this could be an obstacle. Otherwise it is not a problem. ...Read more

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