Dentist Says It Is Safe to Drink Sparkling Water

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( — September 19, 2017) — A few years back, some reports came out stating that sparkling water was bad for your teeth. In fact, there were even some dentists who confirmed this. 

However, after further research and review, it has been determined that sparkling water does not cause issues with your teeth.

In 2015, the research looked at sparkling water as similar to soda in terms of the effects that it has on a person’s teeth. However, it was not considering that sparkling water usually does not contain sugar or many of the other ingredients that soda has.

Knowing the Different Between Sparkling Waters

There’s a difference in the various types of sparking water.

For example, there are sweeteners that are added to tonic water. Additionally, sparkling water that has flavor added to it most likely contains sweeteners and citric acid. These are the ones you want to limit.

It is only regular carbonated water that dentists are now saying is fine to drink without any negative effects for your teeth.

Calcium Loss and Your Teeth and Bones

One of the major studies done to look at the effects of sparkling water on the teeth explored calcium loss.

However, it was concluded that drinking carbonation does not in itself result in calcium loss from your teeth or your bones.

Today’s Latest Research

The best dentists in Connecticut will tell you to floss and brush twice a day and to avoid foods high in sugar and acid. This remains true, but the latest research shows that you can enjoy sparkling water with your lunch without negative effects for your teeth.

Experts initially believed that sparkling water could be harmful to teeth because of carbonic acid. Carbonic acid is formed when the mouth breaks down the carbon dioxide in the water.

However, Dr. Edmond Hewlett, a dentist, did his research and came to the conclusion that there is no evidence to suggest that tooth enamel is impacted by the carbonic acid.

It is worth noting that Dr. Hewlett also states that this area requires more study. Regular water is still the better choice, especially to keep you hydrated.

Sit down, grab a sparkling water, and enjoy. Do not forget to visit your dentist twice a year and to avoid the foods and drinks that actually do have a negative impact on your teeth.