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TikToks Alternative Soda Trend Could Be Tough on Teeth!



New research published on JADA Foundational Science finds acids in sugar-free beverages could erode tooth enamel, as a recipe mixing flavored sparkling water with balsamic vinegar to create a so-called “healthier” alternative to soda takes TikTok by storm.


Acidic foods and beverages can result in tooth erosion, opening the door permanently for bacteria to cause cavities or infection. Meanwhile, it can also make teeth appear discolored, as white enamel is worn to expose the yellow layer below called dentin.


Read the ODHA factsheet on Enamel Erosion for treating and preventing tooth erosion from acidic food and beverages. https://odha.on.ca/.../ODHA-Facts-Enamel-Erosion.VFS21.13


Read more:

1. TikTok’s Alternative Soda Trend Could Be Tough on Teeth: https://www.ada.org/.../tiktoks-alternative-soda-trend... 2. The erosive potential of sugar-free waters on cervical dentin: https://jadafs.ada.org/art.../S2772-414X(22)00005-6/fulltext