Soft drinks, soda, pop. No matter what you call it, it can really do a number on your dental health. In this post from The Dental Design Center in White Plains, we have yet another reason to avoid this ubiquitous drink.
When it comes to your dental health, soda delivers a double punch of damage with two of its ingredients: sugar and phosphoric acid.
Sugar is dangerous to your teeth primarily because it softens enamel and makes the teeth more prone to tooth decay. This is especially harmful to little ones because their enamel is not fully developed.
Some individuals think that they can avoid these problems because they choose diet soda. Unfortunately, the acids found in diet soda have basically the same softening effect on enamel. Soda consumption can also result in teeth staining.
Our recommendation is simple: stop drinking soda, or cut way back on consumption, and you’ll improve your dental health. Also, keep your little ones away from soda as much as possible so that their teeth have the chance to mature healthily.
Can’t kick the habit? Try to drink water right after you have soda and brush more (but wait a half hour so the enamel isn’t brushed while it is soft).
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