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#4 Carbonated Drinks

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Top 8 Worst Foods for Your Teeth #4 Carbonated Drinks

Now we are getting to some of the more obvious foods and drinks that are bad for your teeth. Pop has never had a good reputation, but how bad is it for your teeth? According to a recent study from The National Center for Biotechnology Information, “drinking large quantities of carbonated soda could be as damaging to your teeth as using methamphetamine and crack cocaine.” Carbonated Drinks (Pop) are high in sugar, which is a catalyst to grow plaque and produce acid that erodes enamel. Pop also dries out the mouth leaving you with less saliva to break down the sugar. A secondary problem is that dark colored pop like cola and root-beer can stain your teeth, making your smile less appealing. Rinse well after drinking pop or better still avoid it altogether.

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