There’s been a bit of a debate in recent years about whether sparkling water harms more than it helps. Proponents say the fizzy, zero-calorie drink helps them avoid sugary soda and fruit juices, but critics claim sparkling water can cause bloating, heartburn, and tooth damage. So who’s right? You can watch this featured video to find out, or ask your dentist.
The suggestion that sparkling water can erode the enamel of the teeth is based on the fact that it has a lower pH than tap or spring water. It’s the acidity that can harm the teeth. However, dentists say that seltzer water is still a much healthier alternative to soda and fruit juice, and the pH is not substantially lower than regular water.
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