Diet Soft Drinks 'Cause Teeth Decay Similar To Cocaine And Meth'

Many weight watchers will opt for diet soft drinks because of the low calorie and fat content, but shocking pictures revealing the damaging effect that these drinks can have on teeth might make dieters think again.

A recent study has revealed that diet soft drinks can erode tooth enamel in a similar way to class-A drugs, crack cocaine or methamphetamine.

The report, published in General Dentistry, documents the teeth of three individuals: one diet soft drink consumer, one methamphetamine addict and one habitual crack cocaine addict.

"Each person experienced severe tooth erosion caused by the high acid levels present in their 'drug' of choice - -meth, crack, or soda," lead report author Dr. Mohamed A. Bassiouny, a professor of restorative dentistry at Temple University's Kornberg School of Dentistry, said in a statement.