Stating that MINERAL waters protect teeth from caries thanks to the high fluoride they contain, Periodontology Specialist Dr. Lecturer Member Begüm Alkan said, “Aroma mineral water protects teeth against tooth decay and bacteria by helping mineral accumulation in tooth enamel. It is suitable to be consumed in adulthood. Mineral water can be consumed up to 2 glasses a day”.Soda and mineral waters, which many people love to consume, have effects on oral and dental health. Turkey Mineral Water Manufacturers Association about a year, according to a study published in 2018 of 4 billion bottles of mineral water, indicating that consumption Esenler Medipol Periodontology from the University Hospital Specialist Dr. Lecturer Member Begüm Alkan pointed out that there has been an increase in non-alcoholic carbonated beverage consumption in recent years.
THE BEST ALTERNATIVE DRINK TO WATER Pointing out that soda and mineral water are different in terms of content, Dr. Lecturer Member Begum Alkan, “Turkey Mineral Water Producers Association made a statement before 2 years. According to this idea was consumed in a year of 4 billion bottles of mineral water. This is quite a high figure. When soda and mineral water looked content as another very different. Soda, sodium Mineral water is a beverage that contains natural, underground minerals (such as calcium, magnesium) that are formed underground. Nutritionists show mineral water as the best alternative to water, “he said. Explaining that soda has a high acidity, Dr. Lecturer Member Begüm Alkan, “It has been determined in laboratory studies that soda can erode teeth. The results of studies on mineral water vary widely. Tooth erosion starts at a pH of 4.5. The pH of mineral water is around 5. Therefore, mineral water is excessive. and its uncontrolled consumption may cause tooth erosion. But this is not as high as acidic drinks such as cola. According to some studies, various minerals in mineral water, especially fluorine, protect teeth from tooth decay. This beverage should not be flavored. Therefore, he warned that mineral waters without aroma should be preferred. “He warned that mineral water has no therapeutic effect on caries. Lecturer Member Alkan said:
“These drinks must be consumed with food or in one go. The more we spread it over the day and drink it by sipping, the longer the mouth will be exposed to acid. The acidity of the mouth changes in 3 minutes. It takes 30 minutes for saliva to normalize the mouth environment. If we consume it in a short time, we will give our body time for the mouth to return to normal. It needs to be treated by professional dentists. However, mineral water protects against bacterial enzymes against caries attacks by helping mineral accumulation in tooth enamel. ”
Periodontology Specialist Dr. Lecturer Member Begüm Alkan recommended brushing twice a day to protect teeth from decay formation and warned that toothpaste should be kept separate from family members during the pandemic period.