A: Consumption of sugary drinks, including, but not limited to soda, on a high frequency basis, can be very detrimental to tooth health. However, it actually has less to do with the sugar and more with the acidity level of the beverage. This is why diet sodas, and even healthy fruit juices, can have negative effects on tooth health.

The acidity attacks, weakens, and erodes tooth enamel, which in the early stages can lead to tooth sensitivity (while chewing or drinking), and in more advanced stages can lead to tooth loss.