Published On: Tue, Dec 1st, 2015

Sugar-free drinks can damage your tooth



We avoid kids to not eat many candies because they can damage their teeth while the matures take sugar-free things to remain fit and far from tooth decay. But if you believe that sugar-free drinks can prevent you from tooth decay problems whereas pleasing your desires, then you couldn’t be much erroneous. Many dentists warn that even sugar-free drinks and foods can start tooth decomposition.

Researchers from the University of Melbourne tested 23 different types of drinks, including soft drinks and sports drinks.

It is reported that they discovered drinks that hold acidic additives and those with low pH levels can be a source to considerable harm to dental enamel, even if the drink is sugar-free.


Researchers from the University of Melbourne has discovered that the combination of chemicals and acids in sugar-free food and drinks can have the similar effect on teeth they can corrode them.

“A lot of people do not know that minimizing your sugar ingestion doesn’t decrease the danger of dental decompose. The chemical blend of acids in a number of foods and drinks can a reason for the similar destructive state of dental corrosion,” the head researcher Eric Reynolds was cited as stating.

Dental corrosion happens when acid disbands solid tissues of the tooth. In its beginning phases, corrosion shreds away the exterior layers of tooth enamel.

The investigators have examined dental enamel gentleness and tooth exterior reduce subsequent coverage to a variety of drinks.

The researchers discovered that the most of the soft drinks and sports drinks are the reason for softening the dental enamel from 30 to 50 per cent.

All the soft drinks which contain sugar or sugar-free (involving flavored mineral waters) formed considerable decay of the tooth exterior, without any major distinction between the both sets of drinks, the research discovered.

The researcher, Reynolds, stated that “We have even discovered sugar-free confectionery products that are labeled ‘tooth-friendly’ and which when tested were found to be erosive”.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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