Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hype or Help? Your Teeth on Diet Soda

Truth be told, we have all heard that drinking soda, eating candy and other snacks can be harmful to your teeth. Now to take it a bit more graphic, I would like to show you this latest report/study that indicates the ghastly effects of diet soda on your teeth.

According to a three-person case study published in the March/April 2013 issue of the journal for the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Mohamed Bassiouny studied the teeth of a 51-year-old habitual crack cocaine addict, a 29-year-old methamphetamine addict and a woman in her thirties who drank two liters of diet soda daily for three to five years - finding similar dental erosion among all three. It is important to note that all three were from similar socioeconomic backgrounds and lived in urban areas with fluoridated public water.

Can you imagine the fury that will come from the beverage companies? Meanwhile, the fury should begin with taking a better approach in caring for your teeth.

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