Confirmed: acidic drinks harmful to teeth
A new study confirms that soda is one of the leading causes of dental erosion. Acids in soda and the high sugar content have a detrimental effect on teeth.
Tooth enamel softens and loses mineral content when we drink anything acidic. Acidity is normally corrected by saliva, which slowly restores the natural balance within the mouth. But when acidic drinks are consumed too often, repair can’t occur and the surface of the teeth is worn away.
So what counts as an acidic drink? Diet and regular sodas, carbonated drinks, flavored carbonated waters, sports drinks, fruit and fruit juices are all known to be harmful to teeth if they are consumed too often.
So what to choose? Opt for water and unsweetened teas!
McNamee, D. (2015, May 11). “Soda and fruit juice are ‘biggest culprits in dental erosion’.” Medical News Today. Retrieved from