Are these drinks harming your teeth?
The foods and drinks that pass by your lips can have a dramatic impact on your health, starting from the first moment they enter your mouth.
The effect that beverages have on your teeth depends on several things, but it’s primarily determined by overall acidity. Anything that measures 5.5 or less on the pH scale is considered acidic. Acidic foods and drinks soften tooth enamel, which makes teeth sensitive and vulnerable to damage, such as cavities. Drinks that are high in both acid and sugar have the potential to be doubly damaging.