Remember hearing that soda pop can rust a car engine? It can. It damages the enamel on your teeth the same way, which can lead to periodontal disease and tooth loss. Soda pop is the most acidic beverage on the market and acid oxidizes everything it touches. Battery acid has a lower ph threshold than soda and sports drinks.
Soda also contains high levels of phosphorous that leach calcium from your bones. The DetoxDiet author Dr. Elson Haas says, "Tooth loss, periodontal disease, and gingivitis can be problems, especially with a high phosphorus intake, particularly from soft drinks."
Food Politics author Dr. Marion Nestle states, "Sugar and acid in soft drinks so easily dissolve tooth enamel."
Dr. James Howenstein, author of A Physician’s Guide to Natural Health Products That Work , states, "In an interesting experiment the sugar from one soft drink was able to damage the white blood cells’ ability to ingest and kill bacteria for seven hours."
Diet soda won’t save you or your teeth.
The American Dental Association confirms that phosphoric acid, sugar and citric acid are the ingredients in soda that "erode tooth enamel, inviting two oral wrecking balls, bacteria and plaque, to carve cavities in healthy teeth."
Diet soda is worse than regular soda. In her book The Crazy Makers: How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Brains and Harming Our Children , Carol Simontacchi wrote, "One liter of an aspartame-sweetened beverage can produce about fifty-six milligrams of methanol. When several of these beverages are consumed in a short period of time (one day, perhaps), as much as two hundred fifty milligrams of methanol are dumped into the bloodstream, or thirty-two times the EPA limit." Now you’re poisoning your body and ruining your teeth.
Still "Dewing" it?
Mountain Dew - 20 ounce is the worst soda on the market. It contains 19 teaspoons of sugar and 93 milligrams of caffeine. That’s almost the equivalent of an adult dose of NoDoz.