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Table 1

Mean pH and erosive potential of the tested bottled waters (n=42)

Product type and namepHaErosive risk
EnamelbDentinec
Sparkling waters 
 Schweppes® – Raspberry Sparkling 2.62±0.00 + + 
 Schweppes® – Indian Tonic 2.63±0.01 + + 
 Woolworths® – Tonic 2.68±0.00 + + 
 Woolworths® – Diet Tonic 2.71±0.01 + + 
 Schweppes® – Lime Sparkling (SF) 2.97±0.01 + + 
 Waterfords® – Lite and Fruity Sparkling Lemon Lime Bitters 3.10±0.00 + + 
 Schweppes® – Diet Indian Tonic 3.19±0.01 + + 
 Waterfords® – Lite and Fruity Sparkling Apple Berry 3.26±0.01 + + 
 Waterfords® – Lite and Fruity Sparkling Tahitian Lime 3.39±0.01 + + 
 Mount Franklin® – Sparkling Wild Berry 3.76±0.01 + + 
 Mount Franklin® – Sparkling Raspberry and Lemon 3.95±0.01 + + 
 Mount Franklin® – Lightly Sparkling 4.00±0.01 + + 
 Mount Franklin® – Lightly Sparkling Lime 4.03±0.01 + + 
 Mount Franklin® – Lightly Sparkling Lemon 4.12±0.01 + + 
 Woolworths® – Soda Water 4.24±0.01 + + 
 Icelandic® – Glacial Sparkling 4.33±0.01 + + 
 Woolworths® – Lightly Sparkling Lemon (SF) 4.38±0.01 + + 
 Woolworths® – Lightly Sparkling 4.48±0.01 + + 
 Schweppes® – Soda Water 5.14±0.01 + + 
Flavoured waters 
 Schweppes® – Lemon Water 3.03±0.00 + + 
 Gatorade® – Active Electrolyte Lemon (SF) 3.21±0.01 + + 
 Gatorade® – Active Electrolyte Orange (SF) 3.25±0.01 + + 
 Cool Ridge® – Restore Raspberry and Blueberry Flavour 3.30±0.01 + + 
 Cool Ridge® – Immunity Blood Orange and Lemon Flavour 3.41±0.01 + + 
 Cool Ridge® – Revitalise Green Tea and Peach 3.44±0.00 + + 
 Gatorade® – Active Berry Water 3.44±0.01 + + 
Spring waters 
 Pump® 4.28±0.01 + + 
 Mount Franklin® 4.38±0.01 + + 
 Balance® – Cleanse 4.39±0.01 + + 
 Balance® – with Flower Essence 4.40±0.01 + + 
 Cool Ridge® 5.17±0.00 + + 
 Aroona® – Water 5.56±0.01 − + 
 Frantelle® – Water 6.28±0.02 − + 
 Woolworths® – Spring Water 6.90±0.01 − − 
 Thank You® – Water 6.92±0.02 − − 
 Icelandic Glacial® – Water 8.47±0.02 − − 
Artesian waters 
 Voss® – Water 6.02±0.02 − + 
 Fiji® – Water 7.15±0.01 − − 
Mineral Waters 
 Evian® – Water 7.41±0.02 − − 
 Acqua Panna® – Toscana Water 8.13±0.00 − − 
Alkaline waters 
 Aqua Love® – Water 9.18±0.01 − − 
 Alka Power® – Water 10.29±0.02 − − 
Product type and namepHaErosive risk
EnamelbDentinec
Sparkling waters 
 Schweppes® – Raspberry Sparkling 2.62±0.00 + + 
 Schweppes® – Indian Tonic 2.63±0.01 + + 
 Woolworths® – Tonic 2.68±0.00 + + 
 Woolworths® – Diet Tonic 2.71±0.01 + + 
 Schweppes® – Lime Sparkling (SF) 2.97±0.01 + + 
 Waterfords® – Lite and Fruity Sparkling Lemon Lime Bitters 3.10±0.00 + + 
 Schweppes® – Diet Indian Tonic 3.19±0.01 + + 
 Waterfords® – Lite and Fruity Sparkling Apple Berry 3.26±0.01 + + 
 Waterfords® – Lite and Fruity Sparkling Tahitian Lime 3.39±0.01 + + 
 Mount Franklin® – Sparkling Wild Berry 3.76±0.01 + + 
 Mount Franklin® – Sparkling Raspberry and Lemon 3.95±0.01 + + 
 Mount Franklin® – Lightly Sparkling 4.00±0.01 + + 
 Mount Franklin® – Lightly Sparkling Lime 4.03±0.01 + + 
 Mount Franklin® – Lightly Sparkling Lemon 4.12±0.01 + + 
 Woolworths® – Soda Water 4.24±0.01 + + 
 Icelandic® – Glacial Sparkling 4.33±0.01 + + 
 Woolworths® – Lightly Sparkling Lemon (SF) 4.38±0.01 + + 
 Woolworths® – Lightly Sparkling 4.48±0.01 + + 
 Schweppes® – Soda Water 5.14±0.01 + + 
Flavoured waters 
 Schweppes® – Lemon Water 3.03±0.00 + + 
 Gatorade® – Active Electrolyte Lemon (SF) 3.21±0.01 + + 
 Gatorade® – Active Electrolyte Orange (SF) 3.25±0.01 + + 
 Cool Ridge® – Restore Raspberry and Blueberry Flavour 3.30±0.01 + + 
 Cool Ridge® – Immunity Blood Orange and Lemon Flavour 3.41±0.01 + + 
 Cool Ridge® – Revitalise Green Tea and Peach 3.44±0.00 + + 
 Gatorade® – Active Berry Water 3.44±0.01 + + 
Spring waters 
 Pump® 4.28±0.01 + + 
 Mount Franklin® 4.38±0.01 + + 
 Balance® – Cleanse 4.39±0.01 + + 
 Balance® – with Flower Essence 4.40±0.01 + + 
 Cool Ridge® 5.17±0.00 + + 
 Aroona® – Water 5.56±0.01 − + 
 Frantelle® – Water 6.28±0.02 − + 
 Woolworths® – Spring Water 6.90±0.01 − − 
 Thank You® – Water 6.92±0.02 − − 
 Icelandic Glacial® – Water 8.47±0.02 − − 
Artesian waters 
 Voss® – Water 6.02±0.02 − + 
 Fiji® – Water 7.15±0.01 − − 
Mineral Waters 
 Evian® – Water 7.41±0.02 − − 
 Acqua Panna® – Toscana Water 8.13±0.00 − − 
Alkaline waters 
 Aqua Love® – Water 9.18±0.01 − − 
 Alka Power® – Water 10.29±0.02 − − 

aMean±standard deviation.

bpH<5.5.

cpH<6.7.

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