11 doctors weighed in:
Which beverage will have the greatest effect on demineralization of your teeth?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Acids
Soda, even diet soda are prime offenders as preciously mentioned.
But don't forget energy drinks, like gatorade , bottled teas, juice drinks are highly acidic and very destructive to teeth. It is not only the amount of sugar but the nature of the acid in the drink that effects teeth. Drink more water.

In brief: Acids
Soda, even diet soda are prime offenders as preciously mentioned.
But don't forget energy drinks, like gatorade , bottled teas, juice drinks are highly acidic and very destructive to teeth. It is not only the amount of sugar but the nature of the acid in the drink that effects teeth. Drink more water.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Acid beverages
The more acidic the more demineralization and of course the slower you drink the more the teeth are bathed in the acid environment.

In brief: Acid beverages
The more acidic the more demineralization and of course the slower you drink the more the teeth are bathed in the acid environment.
Dr. David Schneider
Dr. David Schneider
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Dr. LEONARD FAZIO
carbonated beverages high in sugar content usually have citric acid in them. this is a potent one-two punch leading to demineralization. In the hour -or so - after consuming these beverages, the enamel will be softened, it is NOT a good idea to brush the teeth, as this can be abrasive and cause loss of enamel. Better to rinse with water, and brush later on.
Dr. Don Millner
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Lemonade,fruit juice
Sometimes "all natural" products are far more problematic than commercial drinks.
While the media is always touting soda's even those with artificial sweeteners as being the "bad guys." citric acid based all natural drinks like lemonade, or orange juice and grapefruit juice have the most potential to demineralize teeth !

In brief: Lemonade,fruit juice
Sometimes "all natural" products are far more problematic than commercial drinks.
While the media is always touting soda's even those with artificial sweeteners as being the "bad guys." citric acid based all natural drinks like lemonade, or orange juice and grapefruit juice have the most potential to demineralize teeth !
Dr. Don Millner
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Acid in drinks
You can research this for yourself online.
Recent studies suggest most sports drinks see: http://edition.Cnn.Com/2009/health/07/23/teeth.Erosion.Drinks/?Imw=y.

In brief: Acid in drinks
You can research this for yourself online.
Recent studies suggest most sports drinks see: http://edition.Cnn.Com/2009/health/07/23/teeth.Erosion.Drinks/?Imw=y.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. James Beck
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Soda
Soda is the absolute worst because it is acidic and contains sugar.
The sugar is food for plaque bacteria which create plaque. Plaque equals even more acidity. It's the perfect storm for demineralization.

In brief: Soda
Soda is the absolute worst because it is acidic and contains sugar.
The sugar is food for plaque bacteria which create plaque. Plaque equals even more acidity. It's the perfect storm for demineralization.
Dr. James Beck
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Maybe, maybe not. Recent studies: Researchers at the University of Iowa's College of Dentistry found that energy drinks and sports drinks, such as Gatorade and Red Bull, eroded the enamel more than soda and fruit juices.
In brief: Mountain Dew
High sugar, carbonated drinks can really damage the teeth.
Sodas cause a lot of havoc, but especially the one's like mountain dew, jolt, etc. Acidic beverages/foods like juices, lemons, also have a damaging effect.

In brief: Mountain Dew
High sugar, carbonated drinks can really damage the teeth.
Sodas cause a lot of havoc, but especially the one's like mountain dew, jolt, etc. Acidic beverages/foods like juices, lemons, also have a damaging effect.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
In brief: Hands down, soda
The more acidic the drink, the worse it is for your teeth.
Soda (any type) is one of the most acidic drinks available. Gatorade and other sports drinks are not to far behind. Our teeth are "designed" to recover from some acid exsposure, but these drinks in particular can overwhelm the system and cause severe demineralization.

In brief: Hands down, soda
The more acidic the drink, the worse it is for your teeth.
Soda (any type) is one of the most acidic drinks available. Gatorade and other sports drinks are not to far behind. Our teeth are "designed" to recover from some acid exsposure, but these drinks in particular can overwhelm the system and cause severe demineralization.
Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Maybe, maybe not. Recent studies: Researchers at the University of Iowa's College of Dentistry found that energy drinks and sports drinks, such as Gatorade and Red Bull, eroded the enamel more than soda and fruit juices.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Anything acid
Teeth can thin the outer coating with acid ingestion.
Therefore soda pop is a prime offender. Most other foods are not in the mouth long enough to do this. You could suffer if your calcium gets too low and deminerlization occurs in those with salivary gland failure of secretion (dry mouth). Have your dentist check your mouth of this is a concern.

In brief: Anything acid
Teeth can thin the outer coating with acid ingestion.
Therefore soda pop is a prime offender. Most other foods are not in the mouth long enough to do this. You could suffer if your calcium gets too low and deminerlization occurs in those with salivary gland failure of secretion (dry mouth). Have your dentist check your mouth of this is a concern.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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