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Sparkling Water Is ‘Extremely Acidic’ And Can Ruin Teeth, Dentist Warns

Sparkling Water Is ‘Extremely Acidic’ And Can Ruin Teeth, Dentist Warns

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Sparkling water is often perceived as the “healthier” option when it comes to fizzing drinks, but it can still damage your teeth. According to Adam Stone, a dentist in London’s Harley Street, the majority of people have no idea that sparkling water is “extremely acidic”. “It’s pH3 on the acidity scale. The bubbles erode your tooth enamel – and over time this causes painful, yellow cracked teeth,” he said, according to the MailOnline. In comparison, most commercial distilled white vinegars tend to have a pH value that ranges between 2.4 and 3.4, meaning sparkling water can be more acidic than some vinegar. Professor Damian Walmsley, scientific adviser to the British Dental Association, explained how sparkling water becomes acidic in the first place. “Carbonated water gets its fizz from