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Sparkling Water and Dental Erosion

Drinking sparkling water may seem like a tasty way to drink more water throughout the day, especially given that it does not contain the sugar content of sodas. However, research shows that it is not recommended for your oral health. Sparkling water contains a high acidic content which can leave you up to 11 times more vulnerable to tooth related ailments like decay and tooth erosion.  

When trying to up your intake of water, it is best to drink it plain, sans sparkling. The acid in drinks, especially when flavoured with lemon or lime, can wear away tooth enamel.

Tooth sensitivity, to cold or hot foods, can be a sign of enamel erosion. Regular dental checkups can detect signs of tooth decay early. This is why it is important to schedule regular dental check-ups. If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, please speak to our oral health team.

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