Over the past several days, the Internet has exploded with a study that "proves" diet soda is as bad for your teeth as methamphetamine and crack cocaine. And these headlines splattered all across the Internet are shockingly distressing. "Drinking a few cans of Mr. Pibb Zero?" pondered sites like CBS and FOX News. "Well, heavens to Betsy, you might as well be freebasing until your jaw melts off!"
Or stealing copper to buy your weekly 12-pack.
And when nearly every news site is running a trivially unique variation of the same diet-soda-damning title, most readers skimming the headlines will walk away with the impression that Mountain Dew is now in cahoots with Walter White. It certainly doesn't help when every article comes with a glaring picture of a "diet soda mouth," which looks more like the trash dump in Bangkok than a working set of teeth.
Academy of General Dentistry
Trash dumps in Bangkok carry less syphilis.