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Fizzy, Flavored Water Not Good For Your Smile

Many people love the fizz and pop of the bottle as they open a bottle of fizzy, flavoured water. They may not realise the carbonated drinks or fizzy, favoured water is doing more harm than good to their health – including oral health.

Dentists are alarmed at the rate at which people are consuming the bubbly water that contains fruity flavors. Dentists want to alert people to the potential dangers of consuming fizzy and flavored water.

The popularity of fizzy, flavoured water is increasing rapidly. Even people in weight loss programs are switching to fizzy, flavoured water to replace the bubbles they are accustomed to in other fizzy drinks.

Flavoured fizzy water comes with essences of cherry, lime, and lemon which make the water highly acidic and pose potential problems for your teeth. Dentists have been seeing a rising number of patients who suffer enamel erosion caused by the fizzy flavoured water.

Carbonation and addition of acidic fruit essences introduces high amounts of acids that erode tooth enamel. The risk is greater with frequent exposure. Moderate consumption will therefore come with reduced risk but people should avoid sipping or swilling the drink. The longer the acid remains in contact with the teeth, the greater the risk of enamel erosion and tooth decay.

Swilling or swishing the drink in the mouth increases the risk of erosion. To reduce the risk, people are encouraged to restrict fizzy, flavoured water to meals as the food helps stimulate saliva production and aid dilution and clearance of the acid.

 

Read the full story here

http://www.news4jax.com/health/whats-going-around/fizzy-flavored-water-nothing-to-smile-about

Dr Ashley Davenport BDS MFGDP(UK)

I qualified as a dentist in 1995 and can honestly say that I have been doing a job that I love for the past 20 plus years. Most people who know me well know that dentistry is a passion for me and that if I won the lottery I would still want to have some dentistry in my life. I get huge satisfaction from treating patients and making a difference to ...

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Dr Catherine Myatt BDS MFGDP(UK)

Cath joined the practice as a dentist in 2002.  She and Ashley met on their postgraduate Vocational Training course in Birmingham when they ended up working at the same practice in West Bromwich.  When Ashley was looking for an associate at Balsall Common Dental Practice, Cath came to take the role and she has been here ever since.  In 2017 Cath...

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