Sparkling water is my all-time favorite drink. There is something about the fizz that makes me feel super refreshed and relaxed. In fact, I keep sparkling water in my fridge at work because it’s my true addiction, and I can’t live a day without a sparkling water drink.
But is sparkling water bad for your teeth? Most people associate carbonation with drinks such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Sprite. It is a very known fact that soda tastes delicious, but it’s not good for your teeth. But how about sparkling water with no added sweeteners?
Well, researchers took extracted teeth and put them to the carbonation acid test against sparkling water. It turns out both water and sparkling water had the same effects on tooth enamel. Sparkling water is slightly more acidic than regular water, but it was not significant enough to affect and break down your teeth.
When choosing a brand of sparkling water, choose something that does not have any added sugars or sweeteners. Select for flavors that that are not citrus-based. Even though lime and lemon flavored sparkling water can be quite tasty, opt for unflavored if possible.
Cheers to sparkling water! It’s not as bad for your teeth as you may think.