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(MyFox Atlanta)   Diet soda is as bad for teeth as a meth addiction, but slightly less likely to inspire users to make a few extra bucks whoring   (myfoxatlanta.com) divider line 65
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2013-05-29 08:22:43 AM  
That depends--how bad is my Diet Coke caffeine withdrawal?
 
2013-05-29 08:32:39 AM  
Its also not as likely to make you think your invisible when you stuff aluminum pans in your pants at the dollar store.
 
2013-05-29 08:58:08 AM  
too bad
 
2013-05-29 08:58:09 AM  
I drink multiple 2liters a week for 15+ years and only have one cavity
 
2013-05-29 08:58:38 AM  
Faces of Meth or Faces of Diet Coke - it's not that one is better than the other, just that they're different.
 
2013-05-29 08:58:44 AM  
...if you drink 2 liters a day, swish with it, and don't brush.
 
2013-05-29 09:01:24 AM  
FTFA:

Without good dental hygiene, constant exposure can cause erosion and significant oral damage

The woman [...] admitted that she had not seen a dentist in many years

The woman referenced in this article did not receive dental health services for more than 20 years



In other words, bad dental hygiene leads to bad teeth, but no one wants to read that article from the presses of Captain Obvious Publishing.
 
2013-05-29 09:01:26 AM  
so wait.. he only had a few people in this "study"... and were the meth and crack users also swigging a gallon of coke a day?
 
2013-05-29 09:01:42 AM  
Ned Stark


...if you drink 2 liters a day, swish with it, and don't brush.


Also remember to have sex for $15
 
2013-05-29 09:01:43 AM  

Langston: That depends--how bad is my Diet Coke caffeine withdrawal?


I was thinking this, too.
 
2013-05-29 09:02:22 AM  
Mmmm.. Shall I copy/paste my comment from the previous thread a couple of days old?
 
2013-05-29 09:03:01 AM  
I stopped reading at the line "Without good dental hygiene". Once again, a "study" wherein the news is waving around the banner of correlation equals causation. Take a look at the mouth of someone who doesn't brush, floss, and otherwise neglects their teeth. They generally look like they have meth mouth. Fizzy drinks full of acid certainly don't help, especially when consumed in mass quantity, but it's essentially saying "People who don't tend to their teeth generally have bad teeth."
 
2013-05-29 09:06:17 AM  

Secret Troll Alt: I stopped reading at the line "Without good dental hygiene". Once again, a "study" wherein the news is waving around the banner of correlation equals causation. Take a look at the mouth of someone who doesn't brush, floss, and otherwise neglects their teeth. They generally look like they have meth mouth. Fizzy drinks full of acid certainly don't help, especially when consumed in mass quantity, but it's essentially saying "People who don't tend to their teeth generally have bad teeth."


normal eating (going lite on the junk foods) ud likely be able to get away with a lot more
 
2013-05-29 09:06:36 AM  

Langston: That depends--how bad is my Diet Coke caffeine withdrawal?


There have been times when I really wanted a Diet Mt. Dew Code Red that I...No. I don't want to talk about it.
 
2013-05-29 09:08:19 AM  
"Methamphetamine, crack cocaine and soda -- sweetened or not -- are all highly acidic "
NO.
Crack cocaine is basic, not acidic.
Gotta love scareporting - meth causes tooth decay because it dries out the mouth (and addicts drink soda to moisten their mouths) and meth addicts tend to have poor hygiene.
 
2013-05-29 09:10:57 AM  
Have you ever sucked dick for a diet soda?
 
2013-05-29 09:13:54 AM  
Mazzic518 [TotalFark]


I drink multiple 2liters a week for 15+ years and only have one cavity


In you stomach or esophagus?
 
das
2013-05-29 09:15:37 AM  

Mazzic518: I drink multiple 2liters a week for 15+ years and only have one cavity


In your one tooth!!
 
2013-05-29 09:18:18 AM  
You can pry my diet Mtn. Dew from my cold death hands (and teeth)...
 
2013-05-29 09:21:54 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Ned Stark


...if you drink 2 liters a day, swish with it, and don't brush.

Also remember to have sex for $15


$15 for sex isn't normal.


But on diet coke it is.
 
2013-05-29 09:26:07 AM  
Bullchit!

if you don't actually know a meth addict, this derp might make sense.

So now we demonize the sugar drinks, eh? In other news, study reveals it makes your hair fall out and your dick limp and your dog won't like you any more.
 
2013-05-29 09:27:43 AM  

BigDamn: "Methamphetamine, crack cocaine and soda -- sweetened or not -- are all highly acidic "
NO.
Crack cocaine is basic, not acidic.
Gotta love scareporting - meth causes tooth decay because it dries out the mouth (and addicts drink soda to moisten their mouths) and meth addicts tend to have poor hygiene.


Plus a big amphetamine side effect is grinding your teeth
 
2013-05-29 09:30:15 AM  

numbone: Mazzic518 [TotalFark]


I drink multiple 2liters a week for 15+ years and only have one cavity

In you stomach or esophagus?


I have a scrip for acid reflux which isn't caused by soda , id get frequent heartburn even when not drinking any
 
2013-05-29 09:30:55 AM  

das: Mazzic518: I drink multiple 2liters a week for 15+ years and only have one cavity

In your one tooth!!


Heh i am not missing any
 
2013-05-29 09:32:44 AM  
when they come for my diet dr pepper, i will stand up. diet coke, diet pepsi...not so much.

/i'm a pepper
 
2013-05-29 09:38:59 AM  

Langston: That depends--how bad is my Diet Coke caffeine withdrawal?


GalFriday: Langston: That depends--how bad is my Diet Coke caffeine withdrawal?

I was thinking this, too.


I was a 3-4 two liter a day Diet Coke drinker for years. Kidney function tests started showing problems last November and I stopped cold turkey. It was BAD. I experienced all sorts of symptoms for about a month and a half.Mood swings, aggression, night sweats, lethargy, abdominal pains, muscle cramps, blurred vision, headaches, disturbing dreams, a mental "fog", digestive problems, all my food had a nasty taste until my system cleared, and a few things I just don't want to talk about.

Caffeine isn't the only thing addicting in it. The aspartame also has a role in that. When combined with the caffeine, it multiplies the effects.

That said, my teeth weren't a problem. I guess because I drank the stuff instead of falling asleep with a mouthful like the idiot in the article and I used sensible oral hygiene. I'm also saving about $180 - $200 a month by drinking water instead.
 
2013-05-29 09:39:41 AM  
Me:
- 40
- Hadn't gone to the dentist in 6 years
- Drink lots of diet Mountain Dew
- Brush once a day
- Floss maybe once a week

Go to dentist. No cavities - never had a cavity.

Dentist: What's your secret?

Me: Genetics
 
2013-05-29 09:43:17 AM  

Dufus: I was a 3-4 two liter a day Diet Coke drinker for years.


So, 6 to 8 litres of Diet Coke a day?  That's an awful lot of liquid.
 
2013-05-29 09:48:34 AM  
The study said the woman was drinking 2 liters a DAY.  That's stupid.  Having that much of anything but water is going to affect you in some way.

I have 2 12oz cans a day and sometimes I think that's too much.
 
2013-05-29 09:51:03 AM  
I read another story on this. Their group of people for the study was 3. Just 3.
And the woman who drank diet soda says she would take a swig and then hold it in her mouth for a long time before swallowing.

Like it was Listerine or something. Either way, the study was inherently flawed w/o a control group, and with such a small sample size.

/bad science, worse reporting.
 
2013-05-29 09:51:11 AM  

rdu_voyager: Me:
- 40
- Hadn't gone to the dentist in 6 years
- Drink lots of diet Mountain Dew
- Brush once a day
- Floss maybe once a week

Go to dentist. No cavities - never had a cavity.

Dentist: What's your secret?

Me: Genetics


I have had one cavity in my entire life.  While I have a better dental hygiene routine than you, most of it comes down to genetics.  My dentist agrees with this.
 
2013-05-29 10:02:00 AM  
Not sure why all the attention to just diet colas.  Phosphoric acid is in many cola drinks and is a great pipe cleaner.
 
2013-05-29 10:09:29 AM  

GalFriday: rdu_voyager: Me:
- 40
- Hadn't gone to the dentist in 6 years
- Drink lots of diet Mountain Dew
- Brush once a day
- Floss maybe once a week

Go to dentist. No cavities - never had a cavity.

Dentist: What's your secret?

Me: Genetics

I have had one cavity in my entire life.  While I have a better dental hygiene routine than you, most of it comes down to genetics.  My dentist agrees with this.


I'm a 2 or 3 times a day brusher, and I floss regularly. I have lots of fillings, and have had a root canal. My parents have bad teeth, too.
Genetics can be a biatch.
 
2013-05-29 10:13:35 AM  
Reporters are pretty much inherently dishonest, aren't they?
 
2013-05-29 10:15:39 AM  

Silly_Sot: Reporters are pretty much inherently dishonest, aren't they?


They don't start out that way but after awhile hunger gets to them.
 
2013-05-29 10:17:22 AM  

Secret Troll Alt: I stopped reading at the line "Without good dental hygiene". Once again, a "study" wherein the news is waving around the banner of correlation equals causation. Take a look at the mouth of someone who doesn't brush, floss, and otherwise neglects their teeth. They generally look like they have meth mouth. Fizzy drinks full of acid certainly don't help, especially when consumed in mass quantity, but it's essentially saying "People who don't tend to their teeth generally have bad teeth."


I agree...I've drunk half a gallon of diet soda on average, every day for 30 years, and have no dental problems. I asked my dentist about this once and he said it has no impact. And he was a part-time professor at the IU dental school. Later, he dropped dead from a coronary.
 
2013-05-29 10:20:49 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

Now, hand over that diet Coke!

/Yeah, I don't really believe this either.
 
2013-05-29 10:33:04 AM  
give me doughnuts:

I'm a 2 or 3 times a day brusher, and I floss regularly. I have lots of fillings, and have had a root canal. My parents have bad teeth, too.
Genetics can be a biatch.


Unfortunately good teeth and normal blood pressure when it should be through the roof are about the only two good genetic cards I've been dealt. The rest, not so much.

// Well maybe white skin and a penis, but those are more of a benefit because I live in a white male dominated society rather than an indicator of just general "good health".
 
2013-05-29 10:40:03 AM  
Yeah, diet soda, meth, both pretty bad for you.
except for the whole "use meth twice a day, be dead in 5-10 years factor"

Diet soda is bad for you, but not "massively shorten your life" bad for you unless you drink a 2 L or more every day.
 
2013-05-29 10:49:55 AM  
I am (not) SHOCKED that Fox would run something based on (bad) science.
 
2013-05-29 11:07:19 AM  

give me doughnuts: GalFriday: rdu_voyager: Me:
- 40
- Hadn't gone to the dentist in 6 years
- Drink lots of diet Mountain Dew
- Brush once a day
- Floss maybe once a week

Go to dentist. No cavities - never had a cavity.

Dentist: What's your secret?

Me: Genetics

I have had one cavity in my entire life.  While I have a better dental hygiene routine than you, most of it comes down to genetics.  My dentist agrees with this.

I'm a 2 or 3 times a day brusher, and I floss regularly. I have lots of fillings, and have had a root canal. My parents have bad teeth, too.
Genetics can be a biatch.


I have always had horrible teeth.  No amount of brushing or flossing would prevent me from getting 10 cavities at each dentist visit.

Then a few years ago, I was diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome.  Everything made sense then.  I've always had a really dry mouth (and was using rewetting drops in my eyes every hour), but never thought anything of it.  But it's pretty tough to keep your teeth healthy when you barely produce any saliva.  Water and sugar-free gum are my best friends.
 
2013-05-29 11:13:06 AM  
Mix it with a little dry mouth from medications, and it's a disaster.
 
2013-05-29 11:16:34 AM  

Dufus: Langston: That depends--how bad is my Diet Coke caffeine withdrawal?

GalFriday: Langston: That depends--how bad is my Diet Coke caffeine withdrawal?

I was thinking this, too.

I was a 3-4 two liter a day Diet Coke drinker for years. Kidney function tests started showing problems last November and I stopped cold turkey. It was BAD. I experienced all sorts of symptoms for about a month and a half.Mood swings, aggression, night sweats, lethargy, abdominal pains, muscle cramps, blurred vision, headaches, disturbing dreams, a mental "fog", digestive problems, all my food had a nasty taste until my system cleared, and a few things I just don't want to talk about.

Caffeine isn't the only thing addicting in it. The aspartame also has a role in that. When combined with the caffeine, it multiplies the effects.

That said, my teeth weren't a problem. I guess because I drank the stuff instead of falling asleep with a mouthful like the idiot in the article and I used sensible oral hygiene. I'm also saving about $180 - $200 a month by drinking water instead.


Don't be selfish, please DO talk about those few things.
 
2013-05-29 11:19:05 AM  
Sex with a stranger for $10 isnt normal but on meth diet coke it is.


Dufus: Langston: That depends--how bad is my Diet Coke caffeine withdrawal?

GalFriday: Langston: That depends--how bad is my Diet Coke caffeine withdrawal?

I was thinking this, too.

I was a 3-4 two liter a day Diet Coke drinker for years. Kidney function tests started showing problems last November and I stopped cold turkey. It was BAD. I experienced all sorts of symptoms for about a month and a half.Mood swings, aggression, night sweats, lethargy, abdominal pains, muscle cramps, blurred vision, headaches, disturbing dreams, a mental "fog", digestive problems, all my food had a nasty taste until my system cleared, and a few things I just don't want to talk about.

Caffeine isn't the only thing addicting in it. The aspartame also has a role in that. When combined with the caffeine, it multiplies the effects.

That said, my teeth weren't a problem. I guess because I drank the stuff instead of falling asleep with a mouthful like the idiot in the article and I used sensible oral hygiene. I'm also saving about $180 - $200 a month by drinking water instead.


My brother had aspartame poisoning from this diet gum he chewed. It had some awful side effects he had short term memory loss. It would be wierd I would get a phone call from him after he called me to talk about the same thing. It was weird.
 
2013-05-29 11:26:50 AM  

Secret Troll Alt: I stopped reading at the line "Without good dental hygiene". Once again, a "study" wherein the news is waving around the banner of correlation equals causation. Take a look at the mouth of someone who doesn't brush, floss, and otherwise neglects their teeth. They generally look like they have meth mouth. Fizzy drinks full of acid certainly don't help, especially when consumed in mass quantity, but it's essentially saying "People who don't tend to their teeth generally have bad teeth."


No no no.  It's clearly the fault of the drink.

In a similar vein, I know someone who also has horrible dental hygiene habits and wears black socks.  His teeth are rotting too, so therefore I've concluded that black socks are bad for teeth.
 
2013-05-29 11:46:09 AM  
Dentists would have you believe all sorts of bullshiat. She drank 2190 Litres of acidic fluids......... And a study does not consist of observing one person in an uncontrolled environment. Did she use tooth whitening? Did she drink OJ every morning? Did she suck a junkie's dick? My dentist tried to tell me that my teeth were showing wear..... Idiot. I have canine teeth bordering on vampire-length, they make my other teeth look small. He just wants to pay off his boat.
 
2013-05-29 11:48:37 AM  

neversubmit: Have you ever sucked dick for a diet soda?


If it was diet mtn dew... and the owner of the dick had the last supply of it on earth... I would seriously consider it.
 
2013-05-29 11:57:18 AM  

Pray 4 Mojo: neversubmit: Have you ever sucked dick for a diet soda?

If it was diet mtn dew... and the owner of the dick had the last supply of it on earth... I would seriously consider it.


Who am I kidding... after thinking about the little panicked feeling I get walking down the soda aisle and seeing the empty shelf next to the regular Mtn Dew... yeah... I would pretty much suck a dick for a diet Dew if it came down to it.

You got any?
 
2013-05-29 12:11:26 PM  
I drink about 8 cans of Coke Zero a day, and my teeth are fine. Of course, I brush, floss, and go for dental cleanins regularly.
 
2013-05-29 12:13:20 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: and go for dental cleanins regularly.


Which toofs does you get cleanded?
 
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