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:9/2/2015)... ... ... The medical waste management market is expected to reach USD 13.3 billion ... global medical waste management market is segmented based on type of waste, services, treatment ... the highest growth rate in the medical waste management market, by service, during the ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... , ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... combining both naturopathic and allopathic medicine, opens its second location this week at ... features roughly 1000 square feet of lounge space for patients to relax while ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... Every year at this time, students prepare ... few are prepared to face the academic workload confronting them. They just don’t have ... them since schools don’t teach students how to study. , “Bankers bank. Salesmen sell. ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... & Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) , ... September 02, ... ... that is commercializing products for the upper extremity surgical market, announced today that ... surgical instrument for trigger releases in the hand. Plus, nearly 70 of ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... to bring awareness to International Overdose Awareness Day. The goal is to provide ... the warning signs so that they may get help. , Lakeview ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Medical Waste Management Market Growing at 5.2% CAGR to 2020 2Health News:Medical Waste Management Market Growing at 5.2% CAGR to 2020 3Health News:Medical Waste Management Market Growing at 5.2% CAGR to 2020 4Health News:Medical Waste Management Market Growing at 5.2% CAGR to 2020 5Health News:The Hydration Room Opens New Location In Laguna Beach, California 2Health News:The Hydration Room Opens New Location In Laguna Beach, California 3Health News:The Hydration Room Opens New Location In Laguna Beach, California 4Health News:5 Essential Study Tips Every Student Needs for Academic Success but Schools Do Not Teach 2Health News:5 Essential Study Tips Every Student Needs for Academic Success but Schools Do Not Teach 3Health News:Trigger Tome Surpasses 600 Successful Patient Procedures 2Health News:August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day – Lakeview Health to Help Bring Awareness 2
... Checks Eligibility for Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Family Health PlusTARRYTOWN, ... www.EnrollNY.org -- allows uninsured ... and -- for the first time -- connects users to ... to residents of New York City,s five boroughs and six ...
... May 7 Eclipsemed Ltd, a leading national ... AG, of Germany, a leading manufacturer of medical and aesthetic ... will be featured on the Lifetime Network,s The ... targeting women and women,s issues. The program will air on ...
... in First Quarter ResultsHARRISBURG, Pa., May 7 ... its 2009 community outreach program has provided more ... underserved in the first quarter of 2009."The tough ... for the uninsured community to seek the proper ...
... Neuromodulation , edited by Elliot S. Krames, P. ... is the first comprehensive and in-depth reference textbook covering ... by providing a complete discussion of the fundamental principles ... cord, peripheral nerves, autonomic nerves and various organs. The ...
... the FRAX Slide-kit, has been launched by the ... World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Metabolic Bone ... can be downloaded free of charge from the ... The FRAX Slide-kit is intended as a teaching ...
... of the condition may decrease potential riskSCHAUMBURG, Ill., May ... as hyperhidrosis already have to deal with a number ... stains can make simple tasks such as shaking hands ... new study, people with primary hyperhidrosis also have a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:EnrollNY(TM): Easy Way for Uninsured New Yorkers to Find Free and Low-Cost Health Insurance 2Health News:Body-Jet(R), State of the Art Water-Jet Assisted Liposuction Technology to be Featured on Lifetime Television Network, The Balancing Act 2Health News:United Concordia Provides $100,000 in Free Dental Services 2Health News:Study Finds That Patients With Excessive Sweating Condition Are More Likely to Develop Skin Infections 2Health News:Study Finds That Patients With Excessive Sweating Condition Are More Likely to Develop Skin Infections 3
(Date:9/2/2015)...  ArmaGen, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company ... neurological disorders, announced today that the first patient ... clinical trial of AGT-181 in patients with attenuated ... AGT-181 is an investigational enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) ... severe form of MPS I, Hurler syndrome, is ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... , Sept. 2, 2015 Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" ... UNS), a developer, manufacturer and supplier of injectable drug ... initiated expressions of interest, the Company,s Board of Directors ... a review of strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value. ... and evaluated during the review process may include a ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... September 2, 2015 According to ... Product (Digital & Computed Radiography, Ultrasound, Computed & Optical ... by Application (Oncology, Cardiology, Neurology) - Global Forecast to ... reach USD 2.8 Billion by 2020 growing at a ... Br owse 240 Tables and 44 F ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ArmaGen Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AGT-181 for the Treatment of Hurler Syndrome 2ArmaGen Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AGT-181 for the Treatment of Hurler Syndrome 3ArmaGen Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AGT-181 for the Treatment of Hurler Syndrome 4Unilife Announces Review of Strategic Alternatives 2Veterinary Imaging Market Worth USD 2.8 Billion by 2020 2Veterinary Imaging Market Worth USD 2.8 Billion by 2020 3Veterinary Imaging Market Worth USD 2.8 Billion by 2020 4Veterinary Imaging Market Worth USD 2.8 Billion by 2020 5
... , NEW YORK, Nov. 24 A FOX ... viewers that the holidays are a time to be grateful for ... who fight that battle each day as survivors, caregivers, and advocates. ... ice of cancer survivors Scott Hamilton and Dorothy Hamill and a ...
... , SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 24 NeurogesX, ... developing and commercializing novel pain management therapies, today announced the ... effective November 19, 2009. Mr. Orwin is a 20-year sales ... instrumental in the launch of several important therapeutics. , Mr. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FOX Thanksgiving Day Special 'Kaleidoscope' Unites Cancer Survivors on Ice and in Song to Celebrate Survivorship 2FOX Thanksgiving Day Special 'Kaleidoscope' Unites Cancer Survivors on Ice and in Song to Celebrate Survivorship 3NeurogesX Appoints Seasoned Sales and Marketing Executive as New Board Director 2NeurogesX Appoints Seasoned Sales and Marketing Executive as New Board Director 3NeurogesX Appoints Seasoned Sales and Marketing Executive as New Board Director 4
Fenestrated 14 mm blades and canthus bar. Adjustable blade locking screws on outside of branches. Dull finish....
Double bent ends prevent wire from catching when pushed forward. Designed for use with the Castroviejo Snare (E3675). Package of 12 stainless steel wires. Overall length 4.3 inches....
Replacement snares for the E3525. 3 per package....
... to be used only with the E3671 twisted ... turning the wing nut and the loop can ... by ratchet so that the loop can be ... Overall length - 5.6 inches. Comes with one ...
Medicine Products: