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New Research from the University of Melbourne, declares that sugar-free drinks with acidic components may be just as damaging to teeth as sugary beverages.
Sugary beverages have been known to cause decay, but new research states that dental erosion can happen with sugar-free products as well. The research was tested with 23 different types of sugar-free drinks including sports drinks like Gatorade, Powerade, and sugar-free Coca-Cola.
Drinks that include ingredients like acidic additives like citric acid, and phosphoric acid, are huge components of dental erosion.
The study’s co-author, Eric Reynolds recommends that after drinking these products, rinse your mouth with water and wait one hour to brush to prevent removal of the softened tooth layer.
To learn more about this study, click here.