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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Why the Soft Sodas Stain the Teeth?
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
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.
Michele P Carr, RDH, MA
Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
Associate Professor of HS Nursing Quality & Research
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University