True or False? Get the Facts About Sparkling Water

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True or False? Get the Facts About Sparkling Water

Take the quiz to see how much you really know about your bubbles.

Question 1

Is Sparkling Water Bad For Teeth?

Question 1

False

There is no scientific consensus showing negative dental effects from drinking plain sparkling water. A 2001 study from the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation examined sparkling mineral waters vs. sodas and showed that sparkling water’s potential to erode tooth enamel was low…to the tune of 100x less than the soft drinks studied.

“There is no sugar in sparkling water and sugar is what leads to tooth decay,” says Michael Nocerino DDS, an adult and pediatric dentist in Connecticut. “Sparkling water is also far less acidic than soda which will lead to less enamel erosion.” He even has a go-to trick that demonstrates the point: “When a little kid loses a tooth I tell them to put in a glass of soda overnight and see what it does to the tooth,” Nocerino elaborated. “The soda will visibly eat away at the enamel. If you put a baby tooth in sparkling water, it will look basically the same.”

Question 1

False

There is no scientific consensus showing negative dental effects from drinking plain sparkling water. A 2001 study from the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation examined sparkling mineral waters vs. sodas and showed that sparkling water’s potential to erode tooth enamel was low…to the tune of 100x less than the soft drinks studied.

“There is no sugar in sparkling water and sugar is what leads to tooth decay,” says Michael Nocerino DDS, an adult and pediatric dentist in Connecticut. “Sparkling water is also far less acidic than soda which will lead to less enamel erosion.” He even has a go-to trick that demonstrates the point: “When a little kid loses a tooth I tell them to put in a glass of soda overnight and see what it does to the tooth,” Nocerino elaborated. “The soda will visibly eat away at the enamel. If you put a baby tooth in sparkling water, it will look basically the same.”

Question 2

Does Sparkling Water Make You Gain Weight?

Question 2

False

The majority of sparkling waters only have added carbonation…not sugar! Which means no added calories. Even flavored sparkling waters typically don’t contain added sugars, but it’s good practice to always check your labels, just in case. Learn more about water and your weight.

Question 2

False

The majority of sparkling waters only have added carbonation…not sugar! Which means no added calories. Even flavored sparkling waters typically don’t contain added sugars, but it’s good practice to always check your labels, just in case. Learn more about water and your weight.

Question 3

Does Sparkling Water Give You Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Question 3

False

Sparkling water does not cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), but it can be a trigger if you already suffer from IBS, as carbonated beverages can produce gas and lead to discomfort. You know your body best. If you suffer from IBS, it may be best to skip the bubbles. But if you forgo sparkling, don’t forget to hydrate with plain water.

Question 3

False

Sparkling water does not cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), but it can be a trigger if you already suffer from IBS, as carbonated beverages can produce gas and lead to discomfort. You know your body best. If you suffer from IBS, it may be best to skip the bubbles. But if you forgo sparkling, don’t forget to hydrate with plain water.

Question 4

Does Sparkling Water Count As Water?

Question 4

True

Sparkling water is just water with carbonation. It hydrates just as well as plain water. Find out more about different types of water. Cheers!

Question 4

True

Sparkling water is just water with carbonation. It hydrates just as well as plain water. Find out more about different types of water. Cheers!

Question 5

Is Sparkling Water Bad For Your Bones?

Question 5

False

There is no sound scientific support that carbonation in general is bad for bones. Although there has been debate following some research linking consumption of cola to low bone mineral density in women, this controversy does not extend to consumption of sparkling water. Just be sure you’re getting enough calcium from other sources (if you’re replacing beverages like milk with sparkling water) to help keep bones healthy and strong.

Question 5

False

There is no sound scientific support that carbonation in general is bad for bones. Although there has been debate following some research linking consumption of cola to low bone mineral density in women, this controversy does not extend to consumption of sparkling water. Just be sure you’re getting enough calcium from other sources (if you’re replacing beverages like milk with sparkling water) to help keep bones healthy and strong.

Question 6

Is Sparkling Water OK For Kids?

Question 6

True

Sparkling water is a great addition to satisfy kids who want something other than plain water, and satisfy parents who want to avoid offering other carbonated soft drinks or other sugar-laden options.

Question 6

True

Sparkling water is a great addition to satisfy kids who want something other than plain water, and satisfy parents who want to avoid offering other carbonated soft drinks or other sugar-laden options.

You know your sparkling stuff!

We’re raising a glass of bubbly (water) to your vast knowledge of all things sparkling. Want to step up your game even more? Try creating a “water bar” at your next party with fancy glasses and delicious mix ins to keep all of your guests happy and hydrated.

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We don’t want to burst your bubble, but…

You still have a few things to learn about sparkling water. Read up and retake the quiz. Sparkling water is a satisfying and hydrating choice for meeting your daily intake goals. Don’t miss out on all of its benefits!

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Love those bubbles? The old saying goes that if it’s too good to be true, it usually is. Except, it seems, when it comes to the benefits of drinking sparkling water. If you’re a sparkling water newbie, let’s start with the nuances between different types of water. See chart here. Then, take our quiz before you drink up and learn to distinguish myth from fact when it comes to sparkling water. 

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