DIET SODA, METH, OR CRACK: YOUR TEETH CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE
A recent study published in the March/April 2013 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, has discovered that drinking large quantities of your favorite carbonated soda could be as damaging to your teeth as methamphetamine and crack cocaine use.
The case study compared the damage in three individuals' mouths--an admitted user of methamphetamine, a previous longtime user of cocaine, and an excessive diet soda drinker. Each participant admitted to having poor oral hygiene and not visiting a dentist on a regular basis. Researchers found the same type and severity of damage from tooth erosion in each participants mouth.
"Each person experienced severe tooth erosion caused ...