Does Sparkling Water Ruin Your Teeth?

Studies have shown that carbonated water- also known as sparkling water- can be dangerous to your teeth, but why?

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Carbonated water and bone health (Mayo Clinic)
"Is there any nutritional downside to drinking carbonated water? This is a question we are often asked. Carbonated water is purported to prevent calcium absorption, thus increasing the risk of osteoporosis."

The Sad Truth About Seltzer (The Atlantic)
"There's something about fizzy water that helps the desk-bound get through the day. Whether it's the fruity pep of Perrier, the zesty bite of Pellegrino, or the punishing bitterness of the leftover club soda you used to make one too many cocktails the night before, carbonated waters provide something their still brethren just can't."