When it is subject to enamel erosion of teeth, diet soda is not good as regular ones, a new study have found.
Kim McFarland, D.D.S., associate professor in the University Of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Dentistry in Lincoln, has observed a number of dental patients with erosion of tooth enamel, the protective layer of the tooth.
If erosion takes place in enamel, then it can’t be taken back and affects people their whole life.
This erosion occurs in teenagers, the main reason behind this is drinking more amount of soda.
Triggers like hot and cold drinks – and even cold air – reach the tooth`s nerve and cause pain.
Depending on the frequency and amount of soda consumed, the erosion process can be extreme and it can be throughout the life time. She said the National Soft Drink Association estimates the average American drinks 44 gallons of soda a year.
Phosphoric and citric acid, are common ingredients in most popular sodas and diet soda which is the main phenomenon to alter the pH balance in the mouth and can cause tooth erosion over time.