Would You Bathe Your Teeth in Acid?

There is more to worry about than sugar content and weight gain when you drink soft drinks. Many carbonated sodas are nearly as corrosive to dental enamel as battery acid. While non-cola drinks are less acidic than cola drinks in general, the erosive potential of cola is ten times that of fruit juices during just the first three minutes of consuming them. When researchers weighed slices of enamel from freshly extracted teeth 48 hours after they were immersed in 20 different commercial soft drinks, they found that the samples lost more than 5% of their weight. If you drink colas, use a straw and brush your teeth afterward.

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