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What's in your cup?

What's in your cup?

Hidden acids in common drinks can cause enamel erosion, tooth decay, and sensitivity. Being aware of what you put in your cup and your mouth can be an important way to preserve that beautiful smile and prevent pain and disease.

Drinks with very low pH's can pull away minerals out of your enamel and cause erosion and decay. Electrolytes can be obtained in other ways to prevent dehydration.  Diet soda and energy drinks are also lower on the pH scale.  Check out the JADA article in Dec 2015 and our experiment!

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CEsXSZPJY8W/

https://www.ada.org

 

 

Author
Kari L. Sakurai , D.D.S. Dr. Sakurai is on staff at UCLA Medical Center, St. John's Health, SM-UCLA Orthopedic Hospital, and at LAC+USC as Assistant Adjunct Professor of Clinical Dentistry. With over 25 years of clinical experience and teaching at cutting edge, Universities helps us deliver the evidence-based technology care to our patients.

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