Does carbonated, non-flavoured mineral water hurt toothenamel?

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  1. Hiraeth

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    I switched completely from fizzy-drinks to above mentioned. Will the acid (ph around 5-6) hurt my teeth in the long term though?
     
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  2. August One

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    No idea but I think any carbonation might? Might?
     
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  3. August One

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    Carbonation moderation probably won't do anything harmful but that is just a BIASED OPINIONATED VIEWPOINT.
     
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  4. Hiraeth

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    Well still, natural water has Ph from about 6,3-6,8 in most cases.

    Cola and Fizzy drinks have a ph value of !2,6! (because there's tons of phosphorus acid and citric acid in it)

    And pure lime-juice (not diluted) has a ph of 2,3.

    So, drinking cola isn't much different from pressing limes and drinking their pure juice.

    At least carbonated mineral water is way, way better, but I wonder if it's perfectly save.
     
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  5. August One

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    Groovy info man!
     
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  6. August One

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    If you're honestly concerned about your tooth enamel I would recommend doing coconut oil pulling which builds enamel. If you do that and drink carbonated mineral water I highly doubt there should be a cause for concern maybe do your own research into this mate?
     
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  7. Hiraeth

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    Yeah sure, I will do that! :)
     
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  8. Star Lord

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    Carbonated simply means that's they dissolved carbon dioxide into the liquid to make it fizz.
    The stuff that damages teeth is the sugar and acid.
    They also say that if you do eat sugary foods or consume sugary drinks. Wait about 40min before brushing teeth. As enamel is weaker after consuming sugary substances and if you brush too early you can do more damage.
    This is what my dentist said anyway.

    Also brushing too hard and too long and too often can have negative effect on enamel stentgth.
    I usually brush about 3x a day, and not too light but not hard either.
    Mouth wash twice a day also.
     
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  9. August One

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    What gases does that mask protect you from if I may ask?
     
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  10. Star Lord

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    Alien gases.
     
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  11. August One

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    BAHHAHAHAAH.
     
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  12. Hiraeth

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    There are scientists that believe carbonic acid also does harm to teeth.
     
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    Bro I've put so many toxins in all kinds of forms in my mouth over the years I don't even worry about what goes in there these days, but I try to only put healthy things in there now. Carbonated mineral water ain't gonna rot your teeth if you live healthy man.
     
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  14. IggyIshness

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    Maybe you should stop drinking water...
     
  15. Hiraeth

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    A joke?
     
  16. IggyIshness

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    Your teeth wont erode like ice melting if you dont. Anyways thats what water does to your teeth.
     
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  17. Hiraeth

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    lol. what should I drink, then?

    Edit: By the way I really like the message in your signature! Did you comeup with it by yourself?
     
  18. Star Lord

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    I think it's one of those things that could be harmful but takes decades to manifest.
     
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    I dunno about you guys and anyone else. But I'm a believer in enjoying things in life, even if they are harmful.
    Obviously enjoy these things without infringing on others' safety e.g. Smoking.
    But I have accepted that life is too short to care how we die. It could be from old age, from diabetes, from cancer, brain clot, heart attack...or just simply bad luck, in a crash or slip in the shower and break neck.

    I'm going to die some way or form and whenever and however it is then that's my fate. So I'm going to eat chocolate and drink soda, eat pizza...because why not?.
    Make the most of every moment is all that counts, why worry about living as long as possible.
    Delaying the inevitable, just enjoy each day as if it's your last I say.
    Embrace death and you shall fear not.
    I like to think of death shadowing my each and every day, then wake up the next day and say "Better luck this time death ;)"
     
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  20. Hiraeth

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    In fact, I don't care about dying I care about losing my teeth. I too think we should live to the fullest without regret but for example I do not smoke because I want to live my - short - human life fit and without looking 50 when I am 30 ;)

    I also eat chocolate and pizza but not everyday. Because it wouldn't make me happy, I'd rather be handsome and slim/defined because having a beautiful body is a part of life-quality for me.
     
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