Nothing Is Worse for Your Teeth
Besides supplying loads of sugar for cavity-causing bacteria to feast on, soda is laced with acid, which erodes tooth enamel. “You’ve already got bacteria in your mouth trying to eat away at the enamel,” Goldstein says. “The acid in soda does the job very quickly, allowing the bacteria to move right in and start chewing on the soft parts of your teeth.” That, in turn, causes cavities and decay. “Soda is the worst possible thing you can consume for your teeth,” Goldstein says.
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