A new study by Dr. Mohamed Bassiouny, professor of restorative dentistry at the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, shows that consuming large amounts of diet soda can be just as harmful to teeth as crack cocaine or methamphetamine due to the acids found in all three substances.  Dr. Bassiouny suggests that people should cut back on their soda consumption while Dr. Eugene Antenucci, spokesperson of the Academy of General Dentistry, adds that people should also clean their mouths afterward to rid their mouths of the acids. 

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