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Posted: 5/26/2003 2:37:41 PM EDT
I was reading some news from ye ol' country (Sweden) when I spotted this picture. Her name is Kira Christensen, and from my understanding she was hooked on Coca-Cola pretty badly. The news article stated that she would drink about 2 liters per day for two years. Now, when I was hooked I drank more than that, so I have a sneaking suspicion she didn't brush nor floss very much. What do you guys think? [img]http://www.aftonbladet.se/halsa/0305/26/kira2.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 2:40:06 PM EDT
i wouldn't hit it.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 2:40:38 PM EDT
It's very acidic and full of sugar. Can't be good for the teeth.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 2:40:50 PM EDT
I think she used to be a boxer and I seldom drink Coke/soda anymore anyway. Coke is rumored to be a cause of kidney stones.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 2:41:18 PM EDT
I think I'll stick with coffee and Budweiser.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 2:41:38 PM EDT
Perhaps she never brushed?[puke]
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 2:43:27 PM EDT
it eats oxidation off pennies so I would imagine its entirely possible. Thats the main reason, well second to main reason, I stopped drinking pop/soda. That and My family has a history of diabetes and I needed to cut some sugar out of my diet 2 years off the juice come june
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 2:43:36 PM EDT
There was some experiment we did way back in school (probably in a chem class) where we left a tooth in some Coke for an unspecified length of time. It ended up disolving the tooth
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 2:47:51 PM EDT
Are you sure she's not British?
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 2:48:01 PM EDT
Here's a close-up for you all: [img]http://www.expressen.se/content/1/c6/03/65/42/def0f6bc.jpg[/img] There was an article about this Danish beauty in another newspaper, and her last statement to the reporter was that her advise to others is to limit how much soda they drink, and to remember to brush your teeth. I'd say that the no brushing was worse than the soda intake. As to how acidic Coke is, orange juice is just as bad if not worse.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 2:49:48 PM EDT
Looks like the normal Waffle House employee to me.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 2:51:13 PM EDT
She should have brushed her teeth between cokes
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 3:00:10 PM EDT
2 liters....that's about half the amount of beer I drink a day. Is beer acidic? Full of sugar? Concerned about my health here.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 3:22:40 PM EDT
I quit drinking coke awhile back. My teeth DO feel soft and squeaky after a can of that stuff.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 3:33:00 PM EDT
I don't drink soda. Never have, never will. And I brush after everything I eat. Yes, soda promotes tooth decay. It's acidic and has a high sugar content. At the very least rinse your mouth with water after drinking soda to remove the residual. I always hated oral surgery days. TT [wave]
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 3:35:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Demordrah: There was some experiment we did way back in school (probably in a chem class) where we left a tooth in some Coke for an unspecified length of time. It ended up disolving the tooth
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Did you try the experiment with other beverages like orange juice?
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 3:38:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 4:08:35 PM EDT
She needed to brush her teeth once in a while.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 4:16:40 PM EDT
BS.[V]
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 4:31:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 4:41:29 PM EDT
That's why they invented doggy style.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 4:45:39 PM EDT
No it looks like she was trying to lick cake batter off the mixer when someone turned the machine back on, or shes been eating hot nickles.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 4:55:26 PM EDT
Yeah, someone hit her in the face with a bag of coins from the Coke machine.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 4:59:06 PM EDT
[BS]
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 5:04:12 PM EDT
This is a Gum Job waiting to happen. [:P]
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 5:41:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Demordrah: There was some experiment we did way back in school (probably in a chem class) where we left a tooth in some Coke for an unspecified length of time. It ended up disolving the tooth
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Try the experiment again. It won't dissolve teeth. It's not that acidic. And when you [i]drink[/i] it, it spends almost no time [i]on[/i] your teeth. Eating an apple is worse - the skin can get caught between two teeth and then the digestive enzymes can destroy the tooth as they dissolve the apple. 2 liters of Coke a day? It won't cause tooth decay, but it might contribute to diabetes.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 5:46:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GLOCKshooter: That's why they invented doggy style.
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Laughing MAO
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 7:02:42 PM EDT
IIRC Coke does have phosphoric acid (penny eater!) and, due to carbonation, some carbonic acid. I call BS on the mouth. If Coke is left on a tooth, as in the dunking experiment, you will probably see excessive corrosion. Your mouth isn't like that though. You drink and swallow, leaving some residual contamination. Again IIRC saliva acts as a buffer and brings the PH up some. A friend of my brother has excessively bad oral hygiene, his teeth look bad but not nearly that bad. I think that a lifetime of non-existent oral hygiene could lead to what we see here. OTO, I am going to the dentist tomorrow to get three surface cavities filled. Very minor, wont need painkillers. I drink a good deal of that crappy diet pop for caffeine effect. I maintain pretty good oral care, brush and floss twice a day, but usually only once a day on weekends. So maybe there is a small shade of truth to the story. In the end, just brush and floss, saves teeth and bills.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 7:50:42 PM EDT
I drank a gallon (4 Liters) a day for 3 years and brushed maybe once a year...Of course, my teeth were sealed (covered with a protective layer) when I was a kid...so, I've never had any cavities. As for the effects of coke, it definitely: 1) Contributes (not directly causing) to cavities. Sugar (and Starch) contribute to cavities. 2) Contributes to Diabetes. The overworking of(and eventual resistance to) Insulin is responsible for diabetes. Insulin is responsible for transporting sugar. Starches break down into sugar in the body and thus also contribute to diabetes. 3) Contributes to Obesity. Sugars (such as HFCS which Coke uses) are quickly absorbed by the body and stored as fat. Once sugars are converted to fat...blood sugar drops, creating hunger pains, and causing you to reach for another Coke or other food. Each Coke will add 41g (1/11 pound) of fat to your body. I have serious doubts that Coke dissolves teeth, or strips coins. The acid in it just ain't that strong.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 8:00:07 PM EDT
i call BS see [url]www.snopes.com/cokelore/cokelore.asp[/url]
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 8:20:21 PM EDT
Come on, Coke is not nearly as bad as Lifesavers minty things. If you dissolve the mints, they will take lacquer off your shoes(very useful when you work with tar).
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 8:23:39 PM EDT
Throw a piece of meat in a pan full of Coke and leave it. It will dissolve the meat and leave the gristle in a matter of a little while. We did it in college as an experiment.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 8:48:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 9:06:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By P806: Looks like the normal Waffle House employee to me.
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Hell YEA! thats what I was thinking!
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 9:32:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BusMaster007: This is a Gum Job waiting to happen. [:P]
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DUDE![:X*]
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 9:35:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mechandy: Are you sure she's not British?
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[:D] hahahaha
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 9:45:10 PM EDT
You're seeing bad genetics, not too much Coke.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 9:45:21 PM EDT
What's the big deal? Just click off the lights. They all look the same in the dark!!
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 10:04:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By xanadu:
Originally Posted By Mechandy: Are you sure she's not British?
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[:D] hahahaha
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ROFLMAO
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 11:50:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/26/2003 11:53:57 PM EDT by jsbcanada]
Here is what a Dentist said on the sci.med.dentistry newsgroup --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Soda pop is bad when sipped over a long period of time during the day. It is generally not a problem, to teeth, when gulped with a meal. Soda pop has the acidity of vinegar and can have as much as 14 teaspoons of sugar in one can. Sport drinks can be just as bad. Watch out for sweetened fruit juices, also. It is the length of time your teeth are exposed to the drink, not the volume consumed. -- =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Stephen Mancuso, D.D.S. drsteve@home.msen.com Troy, Michigan USA --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 11:57:32 PM EDT
It's a good bet Colgate or Crest won't be calling for a commercial opportunity. Somebody mentioned the Brits.Why is it that they always seem to have nasty teeth?
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 5:47:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Crimefighter: Somebody mentioned the Brits.Why is it that they always seem to have nasty teeth?
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I was watching CSPAN a while back and they had the British House of Commons on...The labor/socialists were trying to raise taxes. Apparently, their socialized medicine system is in the shitter... One Conservative got up and was describing the problem. The system was costing more they'd budgeted, it was impossible to get ahold of someone if you had a problem, getting dental appointments took forever because of month or year long waiting lists. Of course, the labor (liberals) got up and were screaming that the Conservatives were trying to take away the people's ability to get state-sponsored medicine...and that noone would be able to afford medical care without it. So, the labor/socialist solution was to raise taxes and thrown more money at their failing health care system.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 6:43:18 AM EDT
[puke]
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 10:51:42 AM EDT
Dear god that's absolutely horrifying!! I'm gonna run home 'n stock up on listerine...see ya!
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 10:53:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/27/2003 10:55:12 AM EDT by fight4yourrights]
Originally Posted By skullworks: The news article stated that she would drink about 2 liters per day for two years.
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[b]BULLSHIT[/b] I drank about 4 gallons a day for years. My teeth are fine. 32 or 48oz diet cokes at 8am, 10:30am, 12 noon, 12:30am, 2:30am, 4pm, 6pm on average.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 11:10:42 AM EDT
Think about this though - how many of you would let your teeth get THAT bad before going to the dentist? Where do these people come from! Probably the same type of people that let VD go for months (or years) before seeing a doctor, so we get to see those nasty pictures in health class.
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