Mountain Dew vs Coca-Cola: Which soda is worse for your teeth?(VIDEO)

Which soda is worse for your teeth

Which soda is worse for your teeth

Watch a young scientist test which soda dissolves his sister’s molars faster.

Have you ever thought that maybe your favorite soda makes your teeth rot? There have been numerous articles claiming that sodas can cause significant damage to your teeth enamel, leading to tooth decay. Therefore, a young scientist, named Chase, took over YouTuber Tom Scott’s channel to discover which soda is worse for your teeth- Coca Cola or Mountain Dew.

Check this video, posted on YouTube, to see the incredible experiment of the young scientist who soaked two of his sister’s molars into bottles of Mountain Dew and Coca-Cola soda. He waited for almost three weeks to see what could happen.

A little background of the sodas: The Mountain Dew has a pH of 3.1, while Coca-Cola has a pH of 2.5, which makes the Coca-Cola six times acidic than Mountain Dew.

After two weeks and five days later, you can see that the Mountain Dew tooth is yellow, but still intact, while the Coca-Cola tooth is brown and deteriorated and it looks disgusting. After he weighed each tooth, the experiment showed that Mountain Dew tooth lost 14 percent of its mass, while Coca-Cola tooth lost 7 percent of its mass, half of what the Mountain Dew lost.

In this video, Chase explains that the organic citric acid in Mountain Dew causes more damage to your tooth enamel than the phosphoric acid in Coca-Cola. So make sure you brush your teeth after drinking Mountain Dew.

source: cnet.com


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