By now, I think everyone has heard that Coca-Cola will dissolve your teeth, nails, remove rust, and it is so acidic that people use it to clean toilets...LOL
I like to hear some dentist comments on this...how bad is it really?
Well here is what Coca-Cola has to say about it:
Products And Packaging Myths & Rumors
|This rumor has taken on many forms, claiming that
| Our Response: This rumor mentions that baking a ham basted with
Soaking something in a soft drink or rubbing something with a cloth soaked in a soft drink is not at all like drinking a soft drink. People don't hold soft drinks in their mouths for long periods of time, nor rub their teeth with fabric soaked in soft drinks, so it doesn't make sense to extend these possible affects to normal use of the product. Because our teeth are constantly bathed by saliva, which helps buffer the effects of acids from foods and beverages, the effect on tooth enamel is greatly reduced. In fact, the acids in most foods are neutralized to a large degree by the saliva in the mouth long before they reach the stomach.
There is a small amount of edible acid present in many foods, including fruit juices, buttermilk, and soft drinks, such as
The myths about disappearing teeth, nails, steaks and various other objects are just that -- myths. These stories continue to spring up and get recycled because each new generation finds them hard to ignore, but they simply are not true.