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Drinking sugary sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, vitamin waters and fruit drinks have become a daily habit for a growing number of people — kids, teens and young adults. It’s not just the sugar in these beverages causes tooth decay. It’s also the acid. Acid damages tooth enamel. Sugar and acid combined leads to rapid tooth decay.
Guess what? Diet drinks aren’t the answer, since they contain phosphates that turn into acids that also damage tooth enamel.
Unfortunately, lemonade and tea beverages also contain a lot of sugar and organic acids that can advance enamel erosion and tooth decay. These organic acids are especially damaging because of their ability to breakdown calcium — an essential ingredient for strong teeth and gums.
In addition, these types of drinks can contribute to staining and hypersensitivity caused by softened tooth enamel.
Take a close look at the amount of acid (and sugar) in these beverages versus battery acid!
So, what really happens as you’re sipping one of these types of beverages?