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Why the Soft Sodas Stain the Teeth?

03/22/2010

Question:

Hi, I am a student of 7th grade and I want to know which is the process and the component by what the soft sodas like fanta, cocacola, grape or root beer stains the teeth. Also I want to know which is the worst and the best of that sodas and where can I find references about the this topic. Thanks

Answer:

The color of the soft drink may stain teeth.  You can test this by soaking eggs in the liquid for a certain period of time.  Obviosly the darker colored soft drinks may stain more.  If you go on the internet under google, type in "google scholar".  Then type in a phrase such as staining of teeth by soft drinks; you may get references on this topic.

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Response by:

Michele P Carr, RDH,  MA Michele P Carr, RDH, MA
Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
Associate Professor of HS Nursing Quality & Research
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University