pH values of Common Beverages

pH values of Common Beverages

An understanding on pH

Acidic and basic are two extremes that describe chemicals, just like hot and cold are two extremes that describe temperature. A substance that is neither acidic nor basic is neutral. The pH scale measures how acidic or basic a substance is. It ranges from 0 to 14. A pH of 7, such as pure water is neutral. A pH less than 7 is acidic and greater than 7 is basic. Each whole pH value below 7 is ten times more acidic than the next higher value. For example, a pH of 4 is ten times more acidic than a pH of 5 and 100 times (10 x 10) more acidic than a pH of 6. The same holds true for pH values above 7, each of which is ten times more basic than the next lower whole value.

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How pH in beverages affect your teeth

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The pH of the acid in dental plaque is 4; therefore it will dissolve enamel.  When the enamel dissolves for a period of time, cavities will form.  Enamel dissolves below 5.50, and Dentin dissolves below 6.50.  Take a look at the chart below and let us know if you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment for a consultation.  614-775-0840 or appointments@newalbanysmiles.com

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beverages-stop-drinkingSoda
NEUTRAL pH7.00
Dentin dissolves below6.50
Enamel dissolves below5.50
A&W Root Beer (can)4.75
Diet A&W Root Beer4.53
Barq’s Root Beer4.47
Walgreens Root Beer4.34
Mug Root Beer4.03
Diet 7UP3.70
Diet Coke (can)3.65
Diet Mountain Dew3.36
Sprite3.29
Diet Coke3.28
Mountain Dew3.22
Diet Coke with Lime3.21
7UP3.20
Coke Zero3.18
Diet Dr. Pepper (can)3.16
Big Red (can)3.07
Slice Orange3.05
Diet Pepsi3.03
Mr. Pibb2.90
Dr. Pepper (can)2.89
Squirt2.89
Fanta Orange2.73
Pepsi2.53
Coca-Cola2.52
Cherry Coke2.52
Coca-Cola CLASSIC2.50
RC Cola (can)2.38
Orange juiceJuices & Milk
NEUTRAL pH7.00
Borden Vitamin D Milk6.90
Dentin dissolves below6.50
Yoo-hoo6.01
Enamel dissolves below5.50
V8 100% Vegetable Juice4.29
Tropicana 100% Apple Juice4.05
Crystal Light Sunrise Ruby Red Grapefruit3.81
Minute Maid Orange Juice3.70
Welch’s Concord Grape3.24
Ocean Spray White Cranberry Peach2.96
beerversuswineBeer & Wine
Budweiser4.38
Bud Light4.33
Turning Leaf Cabernet Sauvignon3.59
Sutter Home Merlot3.28
Sutter Home Sauvignon Blanc3.08
PRODUCTpH
Tea
NEUTRAL pH7.00
Dentin dissolves below6.50
Red Diamond Sugar Free Decaffeinated Tea6.30
Red Diamond Unsweet Tea6.01
Enamel dissolves below5.50
Nestea Sweetened Iced Tea4.50
McAlister’s Iced Tea with Lemon3.67
Diet Lipton Citrus Green Tea3.22
Diet Lipton Lemon Iced Tea3.11
Crystal Light Sugar Free Peach Tea3.05
Lemon Brisk2.86
Lemon Nestea2.96
Coffee
NEUTRAL pH7.00
Coffee with Coffee-Mate Creamer The Original6.75
Dentin dissolves below6.50
Starbucks Caramel Latte6.36
Starbucks White Mocha with Whole Milk6.30
Starbucks White Mocha with Skim Milk6.26
Black Coffee5.70
Enamel dissolves below5.50
Starbucks Regular4.85
Acids
Battery Acid0.00
Hydrochloric, Sulfuric, and Nitric Acids0.00-1.00
Stomach Acid1.50-3.50
Phosphoric and Sulfamic Acid2.00
sports-drinks-factsSports Drinks & Energy Drinks
NEUTRAL pH7.00
Dentin dissolves below6.50
Enamel dissolves below5.50
Monster Assault3.49
Red Bull3.37
Gatorade Fruit Punch3.27
Propel Mango3.23
Gatorade Lemon-Lime3.07
Full Throttle Energy Drink2.94
Gatorade Cool Blue2.92
5-Hour Energy2.81
Powerade Red2.77
Rockstar2.53
sports-drinksBottled Water
Longview Tap Water8.25
Evian8.10
Music Mountain7.88
Longview Regional7.71
Fiji7.50
Nestle “Pure Life”6.2-7.60
Saliva7.40
NEUTRAL pH7.00
Dentin dissolves below6.50
Spring by Dannon6.40
Dasani6.03
Sam’s Choice5.90
AquaFina5.67
Enamel dissolves below5.50
Deja Blue5.49
Ozarka5.49
Dasani Lemon3.48
Fruit ² O3.10
Mouth Wash
NEUTRAL pH7.00
Dentin dissolves below6.50
Enamel dissolves below5.50
Biotene Blue Label4.93
Listerine4.24
Crest ProHealth Rinse3.57
Tom’s of Maine Tartar Control-Peppermint3.43