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PH balance and the effect on oral and overall health

The normal PH of the body should be 7, which is neutral.  Water has a PH of 7.  The relationship between energy drinks, soft drinks, fruit juices, and sports drinks is a concern for the oral PH and overall health.  These drinks significantly lower the PH of the oral cavity.  Low PH can demineralize enamel leading to erosion and the high sugar content already has been established to cause cavities.  Click here to read the article from Sunstar.

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Warren, MI
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