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Jason Luchtefeld said:
October 10, 2013 at 6:46 pm
Prism Podcast Episode 4
Grant and Jason discuss Big Soda.
On a recent episode (August 31) of The Skeptics Guide to the Universe Dr. Steven Novella mentioned that drinking soda wasn’t that bad for your teeth.
We beg to differ!
Anything with a pH of less than 5.5 will erode tooth enamel.
Soda has a pH of 2.4 – 4.0. Since soda is sipped on repeatedly throughout a lifetime the teeth can have severe negative erosion.
Gen Dent. 2012 May-Jun;60(3):190-7; quiz 198-9.
A comparison of sports and energy drinks–Physiochemical properties and enamel dissolution.
Jain P, Hall-May E, Golabek K, Agustin MZ.
Department of Growth, Development, and Structure, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Alton, Illinois, USA
Gen Dent. 2007 Mar-Apr;55(2):150-4; quiz 155, 167-8.
Commercial soft drinks: pH and in vitro dissolution of enamel.
Jain P, Nihill P, Sobkowski J, Agustin MZ.
Department of Growth, Development, and Structure, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Alton, USA
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Immediate erosive potential of cola drinks and orange juices.
Jensdottir T, Holbrook P, Nauntofte B, Buchwald C, Bardow A.
Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Copenhagen, Nørre Alle 20, 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark. email@example.com
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