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What effect does Coca Cola have on teeth?
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- I'm a nutrition major, and in my bacteriology lab, for our final we have to do an independent study. I decided to experiment on how particular sodas promote bacterial growth in the mouth to produce a very favorable environment for cavity development. I tested Regular Coke, Diet Coke, Grape Fanta, Orange Fanta, Ginger Ale, and Sun Drop. Regular Coke by far had the most bacterial growth, which was surprising since it did not contain the most sugar. My study proved that regular Coke would lead to more rapid tooth decay than any of the other sodas that were tested. I'm still in the process of experimenting and finding a conclusion as to why the bacterial growth produced by Coke (innoculated with the same oral bacteria just as all the others were) was far beyond all the others.
- ATOMIC. Coke seems to be a brew designed to create caries. It is not only the sugar, it is also the Phosporic acid used as acidulant. Is the same acid we, the dentists, use for etching the enamel prior to the insertion of a composite (white) filling. And it works. Phosporic acid corrodes the surface of the enamel, clearing the way for the microorganisms. Several dentistry books have wonderful color pics of severely destroyed teeth withe the next text: "The patient drank too much sodas", or "The patient was a heavy Coca-Cola drinker". Diet sodas contain the same acid as well.
- Coca Cola seems to cause cavities. It seems like that coca cola will cause holes in someones teeth and reduce the size by a little bit and change the white or slightly yellowish color to something else.
- The acid additives in soda drinks attack your tooth enamel. Non-cola is worst, cola next. Root beer is best.
- If in doubt what Coca Cola or Pepsi can do, take a cloth and clean off the windshield of your car, and also try the engine in a spot! If it can clean all that grime off think of what it does not only to your teeth, but your stomach. Yes, Coke and Pepsi have a high content of sugar in it.
- I have a friend who is addicted to Coca Cola. She is only 32 and the result is she has false teeth now, it also ruins your gut. I would try and stop drinking so much, all sodas can have this affect but coke is the worst one.
- I just woke up to the fact that even diet coke can ruin teeth. I had pretty healthy teeth most of my life but had started a habit for one year to drink diet coke because the office vending machine was my only drink/food supply. Well, what a surprise. I suddenly had yellowish teeth and caries.
- I've been drinking Coke since I was, well quite young, I am almost fifty years old. I just I had my teeth cleaned and the dental hygenist told me that she was suprised that my teeth were in as good a condition as they were especially seeing how I have not been brushing as often as I should (You can never brush as often as you should if you listen to them) HA-HA. I might add that it has been a couple of years since I had my teeth cleaned, four maybe. Mind you I have been painfully honest with you. Yes I have been Blessed by GOD with good teeth and I should not abuse them however the truth remains I've been dring Coke (often times multiple bottles bottles a day) for nearly forty years I still have most all of my teeth and according to the hygentist I have very nice teeth.
- I have been in dentistry for 15 years and have seen first hand what sodas can do to your teeth. Everytime you take a drink of a soda you get 20 seconds of acid attack on your teeth. Which in time will eat away at your enamel and then cause a cavity. If you have to have your daily soda it is best to drink it all at once and not to sip on it throughout the day. Also its best to brush after consuming your soda if possible, if not try to swish with some water. This goes for any kind of sweets (candy, sports drinks, fruit juices etc.) This is the same for diet or regular sodas.
- Coca cola, whether it is diet or regular, has a very negative effect on enamel by increasing the acid pH in the mouth for a period of at least an hour. The increased acid strips the natural protective layer on your teeth (pellicle) and the enamel begins to slowly lose its natural minerals and therefore breakdown, causing decay. I am a dental hygienist and have seen young people whose teeth are great, go away to college, and come home with several areas of new decay because of coca cola consumption on a daily basis.
- I did a science fair project on this. I put Coke and different beverages into cups with eggshells and left them there for 5 days. The coke one is not the worst but it already has a cavity.
- For a science fair project, we did what stains teeth more, coffee or Coca Cola. Well coffee actually stains teeth while Coca Cola just adds on layers of sugar and plaque, and slowly staining it. Coffee on the other hand, stains teeth, and the less time you spend drinking coffee, and if you rinse your teeth out immediately after drinking it, you're most likely to have better teeth, and not have coffee smile.
- If you find that you have lost enamel and are vulnerable to cavities go and take a look at the dental gel at Sillyscarlet on eBay. This gel emulates our saliva which repairs enamel. Enamel can repair itself just like bones can.
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And ! now for the properties of COKE 1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a ca…r accident 2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days (meat will completely dissolve). 3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china. 4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola. 5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion. 6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes. 7. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield. For Your Info 1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis. 2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous Material place cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials. 3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years! Now, the question is, would you like a glass of coke?
I've use recipies with it many time with many meats but mostly ribs. It's actually quite tasty as it gives the savoury meat a sweet flavor as well as the sugars also give the …meat a slight crispness.
There are two damaging forces at work in carbonated soft drinks (pop). One is the sugar which can feed the bacteria (caries) in dental plaque. The other is the combination of …carbonic acid and phosphoric acid, which can damage enamel. (Concentrated forms of this combination are used to etch glass!) Fortunately, tooth enamel can be protected by regular brushing and flossing, especially before bedtime. The bacteria that cause tooth decay must compete for food with the normal bacteria in the mouth, and can be temporarily decimated by ordinary mouthwash. In the case of children, fluoride can strengthen the enamel and limit the damage by acids, either those in foods or those secreted by bacteria.
your teeth become all cracked and messed up from the acid of it cuz acid eats everything
affect of cocacola on teethi believe that the affect on teeth from coca cola deals with the acids and sugars contained in the drink. it is much like pickles, or when you throw… up..the acids break down the enamel on your teeth, making them weak to other outside factors. i once worked on a reservation in New Mexico and we had to take all pickles and sodas out of the elementary school where i worked due to the high ammount of damage being done to the young kids teeth. brushing your teeth after ingesting or breaking down that enamel is extra bad- it does a lot of damage to the already weakened teeth. hope this helps:) also, if you try putting a piece of raw meat in a glass of coke you can see the damage it is able to do, it eats away at the raw meat at a fast rate.
Answer it can erode the enamel which is why you should brush your teeth before bed. Joymaker Rn The sugar wears down the enamel.
Eventually, yes, but not overnight. See the Related Link.
excessive soda, not just coke, can lead to kidney stones
coca cola can take the tar off asphalt so it can also take the enamel off your teeth but are you sure it's coke? flourosis can cause your teeth to turn brown it is caused by t…o much flouride ie: treated water, toothpaste, dental treatments. to much flouride can cause your teeth to rot The caramel color that's added to soda to give it a brown color, also makes your teeth brown.
Answer It tastes good. If you're tired, the small amount of caffeine may actually help you stay awake. Although there is carbonic acid in many softdri…nks, it should not be considered to be harmful, since carbonic is the product of bubbling carbon dioxide through water. Our bodies use that method to expel carbon dioxide when we exhale. Recent findings suggest that if one drinks too much cola or other drinks containing Phosphoric Acid, there can be a reduction in your calcium levels. But that would require more than one or two cola's per day. Answer Adverse long-term health effects Most nutritionists advise that Coca-Cola and other soft drinks can be harmful if consumed to excess, particularly to young children whose soft drink consumption competes with, rather than complements, a balanced diet. Studies have shown that regular soft drink users have a lower intake of calcium (which can contribute to osteoporosis), magnesium, ascorbic acid, riboflavin, and vitamin A. The drink has also aroused criticism for its use of caffeine, an addictive substance. High Fructose Corn Syrup Since the late-1980s in the U.S., Coke has been made with high fructose corn syrup instead of sugar glucose/fructose. This was largely due to the increasing prices of sugar during these times. There are some groups who criticize this move to use high fructose corn syrup over sugar due to the fact that the corn used to produce corn syrup may come from genetically altered plants. Some nutritionists also caution against high fructose corn syrup because of possible links to obesity and diabetes. High fructose corn syrup has been shown to be metabolized differently by the human body. There is some demand in the U.S. for Coke manufactured in Mexico, which is made with natural sugar. Though the Coca-Cola company claims that there is no difference in taste, many people claim to prefer Coke made with sugar. This causes problems with Coke's distribution and bottling network, because specific franchise districts are guaranteed an exclusive market area for Coke products. Mexican-made Coke can be found for sale nearly anyplace in the US with a Mexican grocery, and is typically sold in recycled glass bottles. Kosher for Passover Coke is also made with sugar, rather than corn syrup, due to the special dietary restrictions for observant Jews (Ashkenazi Jews are prohibited from consuming corn during this period) during the holiday. This variant can be found in some areas of the US around April.
because is wears away the enamel and turn them yellow if you drink it so much
Seriously? What's the side effects of caffeine/sugar in general?! Bouncing off the walls, burping, inability to go to sleep, being giddy, twitching, the usual.
They have similar carbonation and sugar content. They are about the same on your teeth.
If you drink much of it, the phosphoric acid in many soft drinks can cause severe calcium deficiency, resulting in bone loss and/or muscle cramping and other problems that… are caused by electrolyte imbalance. Of course, too much sugar can result in diabetic or hypoglycemic complications and obesity. Most other problems associated with soft drinks seem to be little more than urban legend.
It's not bad, but it's not good. While pregnant you have to remember that most of what goes into your body goes into your fetus. Not exactly the same way, but it does have an …impact on your pregnancy. It is best to not drink anything unhealthy, especially when it has caffeine in it, which coke does. Always think of your babies health and remember what you intake, has a big affect on them.
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