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But Dr. Eugene Antenucci, a spokesman for the Academy of General Dentistry, said he has seen the effects of diet soda in many addicts, and explained that some of them experienced “very deep brown stains, where it’s actually eroded into the tooth, and the teeth are soft and leathery.”
Most diet soda consumers will never see such effects, but to ensure clean and healthy teeth, Antenucci advises that they wash away the acidity of the substance with water after drinking soda, brushing their teeth at least twice daily and drinking in moderation.
Diet soda – like crack coc aine and meth – is highly acidic, which wears away enamel and causes teeth to become susceptible to cavities. Colas, for example, have erosive potential 10 times that of fruit juice, according to a previous 2007 study published in General Dentistry. This study found that teeth immersed in Coke, Pepsi, RC Cola, Squirt, Surge, 7 Up and Diet 7 Up lost more than five percent of their weight, due to enamel erosion. The most acidic soft drink studied at the time was RC Cola, which had a pH of 2.387. Cherry Coke had a pH level of 2.522 and Coke had a pH level of 2.525. Battery acid, in comparison, has a pH level of 1.0, and pure water has a pH level of 7.0.
Nobody has mentioned the ph of these drinks
Originally posted by research100
diet soda can be very addictive, my roommate is addicted to diet pepsi...no joking matter.....If I remember wasn't regular mountain dew found to cause the most cavities (out of all the regular sweetened sodas)
worst then regular soda was gatorade, lower in sugar but caused more cavities!
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by Ghost375
They both # ur # up ghost.
Don't be a fool.
LOL at the tooth melting advocates in this thread.
See I was under the impression that effects of meth on teeth were sort of a myth
You're the fool.
Originally posted by Ghost375
See I was under the impression that effects of meth on teeth were sort of a myth. What actually causes the problem, "meth mouth", is the grinding of the teeth and improper hygiene. The drug itself doesn't actually cause much physical damage to the teeth. Unlike soda which directly damages the teeth.
edit on 30-5-2013 by Ghost375 because: (no reason given)