Cancer-Causing ‘Mountain Dew Mouth’ Ruining People’s Teeth
Across one of the poorest swaths of America, people guzzle soda like they should be guzzling water, and health advocates there say the damage isn’t just being seen in their waistlines, but in their teeth. Dubbed “Mountain Dew mouth”, the teeth-rotting phenomena would be funny if it weren’t true.
The effects of soft drinks on teeth have been compared with the effects from methamphetamines and crack. These toxic beverages literally eat away at the protective enamel and then go to town, leading to rotted, brown teeth at best and premature death at worst. It’s no surprise that drinking more than one soda each day raises the risk of tooth decay from the acids and sugars ingested.