Thursday, November 6, 2008

A&W: Approved by the American Dental Association???

I was surfing the net the other day and noticed a particular story written for Time magazine regarding the affects of soda on tooth enamel. David Bjerklie reported on a scientific experiment by the University of Maryland Dental School in which they took tiny blocks of tooth enamel and exposed them to many different sodas. All sodas caused damage to the tooth enamel. Canned iced tea caused 30 times more damage than fresh ice tea. The worst drinks were non-colas such as Mountain Dew. There was no difference between diet and regular sodas. Only one drink caused virtually no harm to the enamel: A&W Root Beer. The researchers concluded it was due to the standard having less additives than the other sodas tested.

To read the full article click here.

-Jeff

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