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Sugar-free drinks just as bad for your teeth as sugary ones, says research

| blog, L&B World, World | November 30, 2015

'Diet' drinks damage teeth as much as their sugary counterparts (Picture: PA Wire)
‘Diet’ drinks damage teeth as much as their sugary counterparts (Picture: PA Wire)

Sugar-free and ‘diet’ drinks are just as bad for your teeth as their standard, sugary versions, dental experts have said.

A study headed by the University of Melbourne’s Eric Reynolds tested 15 soft drinks, some of which were sugar-free, to see the damage they caused to teeth.

Reynolds and his team found that far from preventing tooth decay, sugar-free and ‘diet’ drinks stripped away the same amount of tooth enamel as sugary ones did due to the high levels of acid they contain.

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