Earlier this week we asked our Facebook fans to answer the following question; "A news case study published in General Dentistry, the journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, claims that drinking lots of soda can rot your teeth as badly as doing lots of meth. And here's the kicker: It's not just regular soda, it's diet soda too.
Will this new information change how much soda you drink? Why or why not/"
Here are the responses we've received.
David Rubens: "Noooooooo!!!!!! Not Dr. Pepper!!!!"
Gretchen Torrez: "I drank diet soda when I did drink pop but read too much disturbing information on the aspartame they put in it, so I stopped drinking it all together. But, I do agree our nation drinks way too much soda.... It's not good for you... It should be considered a treat not a staple."
Dawn Thompson Kazar: "I don't drink very much soda, so I probably won't change. I wonder how much 'lots of soda' is...."
Mike Nelson: "Just goes to show you, you can't believe everything you read. "The case study looked at the damage in three people's mouths. One subject was a 29-year-old admitted meth user, and the other person was a 51-year-old who abused cocaine for 18 years. The third patient drank an excessive amount of diet soda, about two liters a day for three to five years. All three had poor oral hygiene and did not visit the dentist on a regular basis."
For more information about the case study visit; http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?hl=en&q=cache:BpXKSCo92nQJ:http://www.agd.org/media/142832/ma13_bassiouny.pdf%2BDental+erosion+due+to+abuse+of+illicit+drugs+++and+acidic+carbonated+beverages&gbv=2&ct=clnk.