Re: Does the phosphoric acid in soda pop erode teeth?

Yes. Ironically, phosphoric acid is a toothpaste additive and a tooth whitener.

It actually inhibits the build-up of plaque, but the cost is “dental erosion.”

Phosphoric acid used as an etchant by dentists and orthopedic surgeons.

The citric acid in soda pop is another cause of dental erosion.

That’s why orange juice and other acidic drinks play a major role in tooth decay.

Wine also causes dental erosion.

Ditto apple cider vinegar.

Ditto the chlorine in swimming pool water.

Ditto the hydrochloric acid from chronic heartburn.

According to Dr. Daranee Tantbirojn …

“The damage from acid reflux looks like tooth wear — the tooth is flattened, thin, sharp or has a crater or cupping.”

She also said (in a 2012 Health Day interview) …

“Generally speaking, saliva is good as the body’s defense mechanism. Saliva has a so-called buffering capacity, meaning it can neutralize acid. Saliva also contains small amounts of calcium and phosphate ions that can reduce the damage of the tooth.”

So phosphate — in the proper amount and in the right combination and at the right time of day (12:00 noon) — can actually protect your teeth.

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'An Acidic Mouth Erodes Teeth' have 5 comments

  1. May 21, 2015 @ 2:24 pm Atom

    Dead Dentists Don’t Lie /

    Acidify Or Die /


  2. May 22, 2015 @ 12:55 pm john

    Hi Atom,
    what foods have phosphate — in the proper amount and in the right combination and at the right time of day (12:00 noon) ?


  3. May 23, 2015 @ 12:42 am Atom

    Most Americans (at least those eating refined and packaged foods) eat too much phosphorus.

    It was once thought that excess protein was tough on the kidneys and liver, but current research points to phosphorus.

    However, for those eating a “clean” diet, Brazil nuts are a good source of morning phosphorus; pumpkin seeds of midday phosphorus; and salmon of evening phosphorus.

    Raw pumpkin seeds at high noon are an excellent tonic for anyone needing an occasional energy boost.

    Other nutrients in pumpkin seeds support the prostate gland.

    Excess pumpkin seeds can cause a temporary irregular heartbeat.

    Excess phosphorus accompanies excess nitrogen, so excess protein can INDIRECTLY weaken the kidneys and liver.


    • June 4, 2015 @ 1:28 pm Naila Tauseef

      How are you Atom?
      for homeopathic phosphate what we should look for
      1. Phosphorus?
      2. Phosphoricum Acidum ?


  4. June 5, 2015 @ 5:31 pm Atom

    The “general” teeth and gum remedy seems to be Kali Phosphoricum, although Calcarea Phosphoricum is also used.

    (Cell salts are technically allopathic remedies, not homeopathic ones.)


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