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In Case You're Still Drinking Soda

In Case You're Still Drinking Soda

Soda is bad for you for a variety of reasons, but did you ever think about what it does to your teeth. I recently stumbled across this interesting table from DentalGentleCare.com that shows the acidity of different common beverages.

The reason this is so disheartening is that the PH in our mouth is normally about 6.2 to 7.0 slightly more acidic than water. Therefore, a PH of 5.2 to 5.5 or below the acid begins to dissolve the hard enamel of our teeth. -- Yikes.

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veside veside 10 years
Another pH worth mentioning is that of gastric juice.. between 2 and 3!
reese05 reese05 10 years
omg!
kaelye kaelye 10 years
I think in chemistry we cleaned pennies with 7-up or sprite.
millyonaire millyonaire 10 years
gosh... well we can never win, eh? whatevs... i'm still in love with diet pepsi.
Kellylicious Kellylicious 10 years
ugh, that was supposed to be I love Pepsi.
Kellylicious Kellylicious 10 years
I <3 Pepsi.
roberto roberto 10 years
wow @ gatorade. Another reason why vitawater is great.
discocactus discocactus 10 years
The title of this entry annoys me just a little...it seems like not drinking pop/soda is just another thing for people to be smug about. If we could only all be so virtuous.......
SassyRedhead SassyRedhead 10 years
Soda is my dessert/treat of choice, so I'm not giving it up, but this does make me want to use a straw more!
absolut_lauren absolut_lauren 10 years
I generally drink 2 cans of Diet Pepsi a week but drink it with a straw so that it somewhat avoids my teeth.
goofynewf goofynewf 10 years
I still love my soda!
Swangeese Swangeese 10 years
Some other pHs:Orange Juice-3 – 4Apple Juice- 2.9 – 3.3Lemon Juice- 2.3Grapefruit juice 3 – 3.3Lime 1.8 – 2So if I used the OP's logic, I'd be avoiding fruits as well.There's a big difference between informing and fearmongering. Everyone knows that soda isn't a health food and drinking it exclusively or heavily isn't good for you. However drinking a single can of soda daily isn't going to negatively impact your health.
Swangeese Swangeese 10 years
Some other pHs: Orange Juice-3 – 4 Apple Juice- 2.9 – 3.3 Lemon Juice- 2.3 Grapefruit juice 3 – 3.3 Lime 1.8 – 2 So if I used the OP's logic, I'd be avoiding fruits as well. There's a big difference between informing and fearmongering. Everyone knows that soda isn't a health food and drinking it exclusively or heavily isn't good for you. However drinking a single can of soda daily isn't going to negatively impact your health.
kjam429 kjam429 10 years
wow. i knew drinking soda was bad for my enamel, but i didn't realize it was THAT bad. i've heard before that cola (pepsi) due to it's phosphoric acid content will weaken your bones by replacing the calcium in your bones with the phosphoric acid. i've been making my own iced green tea lately, just boil, put in 4-5 teabags, leave them to steep for 5 minutes, remove, and pour in the rest of the water and put in the fridge. i put in a few packets of splenda, too. there's no preservatives, so it's only good for a few days.
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 10 years
I heard that coke does WONDERS cleaning stuff in your home. Poor a can in a toilet bowl, and it'll get rid of stains. My PE teacher in 8th grade showed us a demonstration...he put a metal nail into a cup of coke...in a few days, it was gone! That really opened up my eyes.
ailene ailene 10 years
I don't drink soda any more... it always makes me feel sick. However, I'm sad to see Minute Maid Orange Juice on the list. Orange juice is one of my favorite drinks! (sniff)
lemuse20 lemuse20 10 years
Oh yeah, and as someone else had already noted, Gatorade is up there twice. Thinking twice... just how smart is this Minnesota "Dental Association"? ...
lemuse20 lemuse20 10 years
This makes me want to cry. I'll have to say so long to my diet Dr Pepper. First Splenda and now diet Dr Pepper...
baby-doll baby-doll 10 years
Ew, I stopped drinking soda years ago. Woah, i didn't know minute maid has such a low PH.. oh gosh. I love fruit punch & minute maid >__<" I guess water is the way to go !
Mainly-Obsessed Mainly-Obsessed 10 years
Gatorade's up there twice....
LadyBug13 LadyBug13 10 years
I'm a big fan of soda but lately I've been doing well with having it in moderation. Sometimes I just need a caffeine fix, and soda does that for me since I don't drink coffee.
DulceKisses DulceKisses 10 years
After I became a dental asst... I stop drinking soda.
Buffy2103 Buffy2103 10 years
Gross. I try not to drink soda very often, but I don't like coffee either and sometimes I need the energy kick from a diet coke. Maybe I should re-think this...
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
Yup. I still love soda.
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