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Soda as Bad for Your Teeth as Meth

Soda as Bad for Your Teeth as Meth

(NEWSER– A severe soda addiction can be as terrible for your teeth as a meth or crack habit, according to a case study in General Dentistry spotted by NPR. Study author Mohamed Bassiouny says he noticed the frightening similarities during his 20 years treating dental patients at Philadelphia and Appalachia clinics. His paper's scope is much more limited: It focuses on just three patients displaying extreme dental erosion in the form of teeth lesions with "almost identical features": a 3-year meth user, an 18-year coke user, and a woman with a 3-year diet soda habit of 2 liters a day.

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