“Dissolution of Dental Enamel in Soft Drinks” is the scary title of a University of Maryland Dental School study this month—or, just how bad is soda for your teeth? The dentists tested coffee, tea and water too.
Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sprite, Arizona Iced Tea, Ginger Ale, Root Beer, Water, Brewed Black Tea and Coffee (not Green Tea) were all tested on teeth. A U.S. teenage boy drinks, on average 28 ounces of soda daily; a U.S. teenage girl drinks 21 ounces (in 1947, it was roughly 3 ounces).
Take home: drop the soda, pick up the water. Stock it at home: it’s worth it!
And it’s not the sugar that erodes your teeth. Read full results below..