• Question: If pepsi max can break down teeth, if you put a skull in pepsi max would it degrade?

    Asked by chalizabeth to Ben, Clare, Ezzy, Mario, Sam on 21 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Elizabeth Pearson

      Elizabeth Pearson answered on 21 Mar 2012:

      All sugary and fizzy drinks attack teeth because of the acid in them. If you leave a tooth in a glass of cola overnight it doesnt disolve, but it will discolour. You could disolve a tooth (or even a skull) eventually, but it would take a long time and a constant running supply of drink.

    • Photo: Mario Campanelli

      Mario Campanelli answered on 21 Mar 2012:

      eventually, yes, but why would you like to do that?!?

    • Photo: Sam Vinko

      Sam Vinko answered on 21 Mar 2012:

      This is a bit of a myth in the sense that its strongly exaggerated. Drinks like coke or pepsi are indeed acidic and can cause corrosion and degrade stuff, so yes, it would, but it would be probably less dramatic than you might expect. By the way, why do you want to degrade a skull?