Do you love drinking soda? You may want to take it in moderation. According to, too much soda may result in teeth damage similar to those caused by methamphetamine and crack cocaine.

The study, which was initially featured in the March/April issue of General Denistry, compared the mouth and teeth damage of three individuals--a meth addict, a previous long-time cocaine user, and an overindulgent diet soda drinker. Researchers found that all three had the same level of oral deterioration.

"Each person experienced severe tooth erosion caused by the high acid levels present in their 'drug' of choice--meth, crack, or soda. The citric acid present in both regular and diet soda is known to have high potential for causing tooth erosion," Mohamed A. Bassiouny, lead author of the study, explains.

So if you think that you’ve been drinking too much soda lately, now’s the time to ease up. This just won't help you save your teeth, but it will also lessen your sugar intake.

(Photo by Daniela Vladimirova via Flickr Creative Commons)

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