This is a great article that explains the harmful effects soda can have on our overall health and oral health.
Some studies show that consuming as little as one can of soda per day can give you a 48 percent higher chance of getting a heart attack.
Research suggests it may be just as corrosive to teeth as drinking battery fluid, and this can occur as soon as the first three minutes of consumption. This is caused by a combination of mostly three factors, one is the sugar (which is really a minor factor compared to the others) then comes the phosphoric acid present in some sodas and finally the staining effect that they can have on your teeth.
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