Healthy teeth are a reflection of the general health of the body . One of the criteria is the healthy teeth free from caries or cavities . To avoid this, in addition to routine dental care , you also should not drink beverages with the degree of acidity ( pH ) excessively low .
Food biochemistry expert from Bogor Agricultural University ( IPB ) Puspo Edi Giriwono explained , acidic drinks have a pH ranging from 2.4 to 4.0 , such as carbonated drinks , diet drinks fruit , lemon juice and other acidic drinks , can lower the pH saliva .
" That is too acidic saliva that is easier for the damage or the outermost layer of tooth enamel on the teeth , " he explained in a talk show that was held Soft Drinks Industry Association ( ASRIM ) in Jakarta , some time ago .
Damage tooth enamel if left unchecked will make things cavities . Though cavities can be at the root of other diseases . This relates to the risk of disease-causing micro - organisms into gear .
The inside of the tooth is directly related to the transportation system of the body so that the entry of micro - organisms on potentially large teeth to cause infection in the body as a whole .
Therefore , Puspo advised to limit the intake of acidic beverages . But he also stressed not to blame singly acidic drinks in terms of tooth decay . According to him , tooth decay is influenced by multifactorial .
" From this clinical study demonstrated that damage to the tooth enamel is mainly due to other factors that facilitate the saliva acidity increased rapidly , for example, the consumption of certain foods , " he explained .
Source : kompas.com