Navigation Links
Diet Soda Habit as Bad for Teeth as Meth Addiction, Study Claims
Date:5/23/2013

By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy consumption of diet soda can damage teeth as badly as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, a new study contends.

"You look at it side-to-side with 'meth mouth' or 'coke mouth,' it is startling to see the intensity and extent of damage more or less the same," said Dr. Mohamed Bassiouny, a professor of restorative dentistry at the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia.

Methamphetamine, crack cocaine and soda -- sweetened or not -- are all highly acidic and can cause similar dental problems, Bassiouny said in a study published recently in the journal General Dentistry.

The acid in soda is in the form of citric acid and phosphoric acid, Bassiouny said. Without good dental hygiene, constant exposure can cause erosion and significant oral damage, he said.

In his study, he found that a woman in her 30s who drank 2 liters of diet soda daily for three to five years experienced tooth rot and decay remarkably similar to that suffered by a 29-year-old methamphetamine addict and a 51-year-old habitual crack cocaine user.

The younger man had used methamphetamine for three years, and often downed two or three cans of regular soda a day because the drugs made his mouth so dry. The older man reported an 18-year history of crack abuse.

The woman said concerns about weight gain led her to choose diet soda over regular, and admitted that she had not seen a dentist in many years, according to the study. She also associated sweetened beverages with a higher risk of tooth decay.

Her teeth were soft and discolored, with many destroyed by erosion. She usually sipped the beverage directly from a can or a bottle, and held the soda in her mouth before swallowing, Bassiouny said.

"She also mentioned that when doing so, she habitually leaned on her left side against the arm of the sofa while watching television,
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Mindbloom Expands JUICE to Windows Phone and Android to Offer More People an Easy and Fun Energy Tracking App to Kick Start Healthy Habits
2. Scott R. Tischler of Tischler Brothers Fitness Unveils the 5 Healthiest Habits to Lose Weight During the Summer.
3. University Finds that People Trade Off Healthy Habits Due to Time Constraints, Suggesting that Just Taking Supplements Like Prescopodene May Help With Weight Loss
4. Many U.S. Teens Have Poor Health Habits
5. Growing shorter: Adult health habits influence how much we shrink with age
6. America: Time to shake the salt habit?
7. Study shows confidence builds better exercise habits for cancer survivors
8. Heart-Healthy Habits in Childhood May Prevent Future Disease
9. Grandmothers cigarette habit could be the cause of grandchilds asthma
10. Cohabiting Same-Sex Couples Report Worse Health Than Married Heterosexuals
11. Study: Same-sex cohabitors less healthy than those in heterosexual marriages
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Diet Soda Habit as Bad for Teeth as Meth Addiction, Study Claims
(Date:9/20/2014)... PA (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 "As a ... in their tanks," said an inventor from Tamaqua, Pa. "The ... mounted on the backs of their chairs. My invention enables ... developed the Kam Oxygen Sensor to make it easier to ... that the user knows when the tank is low. It ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... Earlier this week, Home Depot revealed that up ... credit card information pilfered by hackers, surpassing the 40 million ... articles like this one published by Bloomberg on ... , “Most people tend to focus on how many ... to score a game,” says Joe Caruso, founder and CEO/CTO ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... September 20, 2014 Final Cut Pro ... the release of the Information theme for FCPX filmmakers. , ... to describe the Information theme,” says Christina Austin, CEO of ... look so professional.” , Information features easy to use controls ... of the environment. Change the background color, color of each ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... “Motherhood is a wonderful gift and a huge responsibility,” ... article , “We know that you want to care for ... want to do as well.” , The article explains to ... their Family Physicians who practice obstetrics while pregnant, during delivery, ... To learn more about Community Health Center of Snohomish County ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 20, 2014 Nearly 780 Risperdal lawsuits ... Pleas where a meeting took place to discuss the ... in the court’s mass tort program. Attorneys for ... past week at the Complex Litigation Center in Philadelphia’s ... pretrial proceedings. The Risperdal lawsuits filed against Johnson & ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Don’t Let Data Breach Fatigue Cause Dangerous Cyber Security Complacency 2Health News:Don’t Let Data Breach Fatigue Cause Dangerous Cyber Security Complacency 3Health News:Don’t Let Data Breach Fatigue Cause Dangerous Cyber Security Complacency 4Health News:Don’t Let Data Breach Fatigue Cause Dangerous Cyber Security Complacency 5Health News:Today Pixel Film Studios Announced the Release of the Information Theme for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:Newest Article from Community Health Center of Snohomish County Highlights The Importance of Proper Health Care for Expectant Mothers 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuits Move Forward As Attorneys Meet To Discuss Litigation, Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuits Move Forward As Attorneys Meet To Discuss Litigation, Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 3Health News:Risperdal Lawsuits Move Forward As Attorneys Meet To Discuss Litigation, Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 4
... claim up to 3 million lives a year. WHO released ... of March. The report says most of those who die ... in the developing world are particularly at risk for water-borne ... drinking contaminated water and 90% of those deaths are among ...
... always raises many uncomfortable questions and more troubling answers is ... ethical issue and has kindled a lot of heated arguments ... victims suffer the most when it comes to drug testing ... on unsuspecting victims in the name of conducting a study.,A ...
... toddler, aged 13 months from Edmonton, Alberta, wandered into a ... in sub zero temperatures. She was frozen stiff and her ... the hospital, doctors declared her clinically dead, but lo and ... miraculous recovery. Read on to know more. , The temperature ...
... conducted by Dr. Michael Brent, an associate professor of ... gives us an insight into the way children understand ... were presented at the annual meeting of the American ... years the ability of children to pick up language ...
... ad with a macabre sense of humour. It stirred up ... over the United States. Levis Strauss officially announced that the ... complaints from many who felt that they did not enjoy ... shows an unconscious man falling from a carousel horse. A ...
... doctors are being stretched to their limits working on cases ... in candlelight when the power fails, but the work goes ... open verandahs. On Jan 27th nearly 1500 patients were operated ... rays. ,The worst quake in Indian history has ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:9/19/2014)... WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. , Sept. 19, 2014 Merck ... the United States and Canada , ... on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas , an educational ... of their blood sugar -- a key treatment goal to help ... the United States are at a higher risk for ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Sept. 19, 2014 Larry J. Merlo , ... ), will speak before the National Press Club in ... company,s recent move to stop selling tobacco products and its ... of health. "Dramatic changes in our health care ... and government," Merlo has said. "CVS Health has a truly ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014  BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ... class collagenase-based products marketed as XIAFLEX ® in the ... that BioSpecifics, President, Tom Wegman , will present a ... in the Biotech Industry Conference. The presentation ... p.m. EDT at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to Urge Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal 2Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to Urge Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal 3Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to Urge Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal 4Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to Urge Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal 5CVS Health CEO to Address National Press Club on Landmark Decision to Quit Tobacco, Leadership in Health Care Innovation 2CVS Health CEO to Address National Press Club on Landmark Decision to Quit Tobacco, Leadership in Health Care Innovation 3BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. to Present at the 21st Annual BioCentury NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference 2
... is synthesized in the parafollicular C-cells of ... secretory granules. The major action of calcitonin ... inhibiting osteoclast activity, resulting in decreased mobilization ... is most evident in conditions associated with ...
... test provides a method for the lay user ... is comprised of a plastic probe with pH ... a package insert. The plastic probe is in ... is indicated for measuring vaginal pH for the ...
... The Rapidlab 1200's speed and accuracy ... decisions in a timely manner - ... value, especially patients. In fact, the ... parameters in just one minute. Its ...
Dornier Holmium Laser for Urological Procedures...
Medicine Products: