Is Sparkling Water Good for Your Teeth?
Water is clearly (pun intended) the best thing to drink for when it comes to your body and your teeth. But if you have ever wondered how sparkling water compares, this post is for YOU!
Anything with “sparkling” in the label means that it is carbonated, and all carbonated drinks have a higher acid level. That is why there is concern that sparkling water could weaken your tooth enamel. However, studies have been done comparing regular water with sparkling water, and they have concluded that even though the sparkling water is slightly more acidic, it’s safe for your teeth.
Please note that the same cannot be said for FLAVORED sparkling water. If the sparkling water is citrus-flavoured for example, it will have higher levels of acid. More acid = more chance of harming your tooth enamel. Your tooth enamel is the hard outer shell of your teeth that does not rebuild itself. Once it’s gone, it’s gone, which is why it is so important to protect it.
If you are going to consume flavored sparkling water, it is best to combine it with a meal. It’s not the type of thing that you want to be sipping on throughout the day and definitely not the type of thing that you want to keep on your bedside table at night.
At the end of the day, there is absolutely nothing better for your teeth than regular water, so it’s wise to make that your top choice!
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