Okay . . . so yesterday we spoke about the "volume share" of "carbon dioxide" in our "carbonated" beverages . . .
And the example I gave of this "volume share" was this . . .
Cocoa-cola . . . 44.9% . . . vs . . . sparkling water . . . 4%
And this "volume share" of "carbon dioxide" . . . has to do with the amount of "ACIDITY" presented to the body.
Now . . . with this issue of "acidity" . . . "too" much "carbon dioxide" . . . presented to the body . . . can cause . . . headaches, dizziness, restlessness, a tingling or pins and needles feeling, difficulty breathing, sweating, tiredness, increased heart rate and elevated blood pressure.
Okay . . . so those are the "minor" issues with drinking any "carbonated" beverage . . .
And the "MAJOR" issues would be . . .
Diabetes, hypertension, kidney stones, our ovaries and fertility
So with that being said . . . let's get back to the topic of "tooth enamel" we spoke of yesterday.
Now . . . due to the "acidity" of "carbon dioxide" in ALL carbonated beverages . . . even "carbonated WATERS" . . . this can lead to "EROSION" of our "tooth enamel".
And then . . . add to that . . . if this "carbonated beverage" has "SUGAR" added . . . we now have a "double" whammy of "erosion" and "demineralization" of our teeth!!!!
Okay . . . so let's better understand . . .
"Carbonated" drinks of ANY kind . . . contain "carbon dioxide" FORCED into the beverage at a pressure rate of up to 1,200 pounds per square inch.
BUT . . . the important part is this . . .
Once we drink that "carbonated" drink . . . the "carbon dioxide" turns into "carbonic acid" . . . which now wears away the enamel of our teeth.
So yes . . . even the lovers of "sparkling water" . . . need to be aware of this outcome.
And with this . . . another issue now presents itself . . .
You see . . . once this "acid" is presented to the mouth and teeth . . . an accumulation of acid-producing harmful "oral" bacteria can cause oral health issue such as "cavities" and "infections".
Now . . . we know "sweet" drinks are bad for our teeth . . . but "carbonated" WATERS . . . really aren't any better . . . because they have a destructive effect . . . resulting in decreasing "microhardness" and "removal" of the "adhesive" material on etched or sealed enamel.
And "erosion" occurs when the "etched enamel" of teeth is "exposed" to any "carbonated" beverages and its "carbon dioxide"
Okay . . . next question . . . does brushing our teeth immediately after drinking a "carbonated" beverage help save our teeth and its enamel???
Well . . . the answer to that question is "NOOOOO"!
You see . . . the "acidity" from "carbon dioxide" . . . even is "sparkling" water . . . "SOFTENS" up our teeth . . . making them sensitive to "abrasion". So waiting 30 minutes after finishing our drink to brush the teeth . . . will "decrease" some further damage.
Okay . . . so I guess we need to ask . . . can we regrow "tooth enamel" from this loss???
Well . . . even with "tooth enamel" being the "hardest" tissue in the human body . . . it's NOT living tissue . . . therefore, it "CAN"T" be naturally or synthetically regenerated to grow back. So don't waste your money on those so called . . . special toothpastes that claim they can restore our tooth enamel.
Now . . . what we can do is this . . .
As I stated above . . . when this process of "carbonation" affects our mouth and teeth . . . bacteria can form . . . and "remineralization" . . . can help replace those lost minerals which can keep our teeth strong and help prevent tooth disease.
And how do we do that???
Well . . . simple things like . . .
"Increase" saliva production . . .
"Drink" more "PLAIN" water . . .
"Use" an all natural tooth paste . . . (I'll give you a link below)
"Eat" a "remineralization diet" . . .
And "STOP" drinking "carbonated" beverages!
So tomorrow, we'll continue and talk about another issue with consuming "carbon dioxide" for our health
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