What makes carbonated drinks bubbly?
The fizz comes from carbon dioxide, which quickly turns into carbonic acid.
Is carbonation harmful?
The level of acid in most sparkling water does not pose a threat to your teeth, according to the American Dental Association. When researchers soaked teeth in sparkling water versus regular water, they observed no significant difference in enamel erosion. More research is needed to fully explore the topic, but current knowledge suggests the coast is clear.
But isn't it acidic?
Even though fizzy water is more acidic than still water, its pH is lower than drinks like orange juice.