Sparkling Drinks & Your Enamel

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With all this talk around the water cooler about sugar consumption, many people have swapped their sugary beverages in for clear carbonated alternatives. Yes, of course this is a much better alternative than the sugary sodas of years gone by. However, there really is no substitute for plain water.

When you drink carbonated water there is a chemical reaction occurring in your mouth. The CO2 turns into carbonic acid, which makes it more acidic. This acid can wear away at your tooth enamel.

Just something to be aware of, if you’ve traded in your 8 glasses of water/day for 8 glasses of soda water/day. All things in moderation, and there is no substitute for good, clean, plain, water.

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