If you think you’re sparing your teeth harm by drinking sugar-free diet soda, think again. A study published in the latest edition of General Dentistry reports that both regular and diet sodas are as damaging to tooth enamel as battery acid.
Cola has the potential to erode tooth enamel 10 times stronger than equally or more sugary fruit juices because of the citric or phosphoric acid it contains. Non-colas are less acidic than colas, but they actually corrode teeth more effectively.
“The bottom line is that the acidity in all soft drinks is enough to damage your teeth and should be avoided,” an Academy of General Dentistry spokesperson told the press.
If you’re unwilling to give up soda, it is recommended that you drink it through a straw to minimize exposure to teeth.
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