Results for - Drinking Soda is Bad for Your Teeth

1,249 voters participated in this survey

1. Phosphoric acid is an acid with industrial, medical and food-additive uses. It is added to carbonated cola beverages as a flavor enhancer. Do you drink soda that contains phosphoric acid?

Yes
33%
406 votes
No
30%
371 votes
Undecided
26%
329 votes
Not Applicable
11%
143 votes

2. The phosphoric acid in soda is strong enough to react with tooth enamel. It can soften tooth enamel which promotes plaque formation. In severe cases the enamel is dissolved leaving the dentin exposed. This leads to decay, and can require fillings, crowns, root canals or even extractions in extreme cases. Has drinking soda damaged your teeth?

Yes
17%
218 votes
No
38%
473 votes
Undecided
22%
276 votes
Not Applicable
23%
282 votes

3. Has your dentist ever warned you that drinking soda was harming your teeth?

Yes
18%
224 votes
No
52%
647 votes
Undecided
8%
98 votes
Not Applicable
22%
280 votes

4. If you must drink soda containing phosphoric acid, there are ways to lessen the damage to tooth enamel. Which of these do you do or would you consider doing?

Drink soda through a straw.
28%
352 votes
Rinse mouth with water after drinking soda.
20%
247 votes
Drink soda only with meals.
15%
186 votes
Drink soda quickly rather than sipping slowly.
8%
101 votes
None of the above.
18%
222 votes
N/A
36%
448 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
16 votes
05/11/2015 Health & Fitness 1249 24 By: tg85

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