Sour Candy Not Much Better For Your Teeth Than Battery Acid

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Acid isn’t very good for your teeth. Go figure. But you never cover your teeth in acid. Or do you? The Minnesota Dental Association has released a list of popular sour candies and their acidities, showing how many of them can damage teeth. Spoiler: All of them. But blah blah blah, dental health. Boring, right? Not if you throw in battery acid as a point of comparison. Those dentists know how to get some attention. Keep in mind, acidity is measured on the ph scale, which is logarithmic, meaning that a ph score of 2.0 is 10 times more acidic than something with a score of 3.0. It gets more acidic as you go down. Battery acid is a 1.0. Wonka Fun Dip power? 1.8.

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(Northwest Dentistry via kottke)

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