The Impact of Soda on Your Teeth

You probably understand that there are several steps you should take if you’re interested in keeping your pearly whites healthy and strong. In fact, you probably know you should follow a well-balanced diet that is high in calcium. However, did you know that some drinks, such as sodas, could actually have a negative influence on your teeth?

In fact, people of all ages can potentially be affected by soda. For instance, have you heard that drinking soda is actually one of the leading causes of gum disease? In fact, the acids found in soda can actually weaken your teeth, especially the protective outer layer of your teeth known as enamel. To make matters worse, studies show that people are drinking more soda than they have in the past.

If you do enjoy a soda, you may want to rinse your mouth out with water once you’ve finished. However, a better option might be trying to avoid soda altogether. There are several other drinks you could try, such as tea, pure juices, seltzer water, and kombucha. Similarly, there are some drinks that you should be wary of. Sports drinks, for example, can cause serious dental problems because of their high sugar content. For the same reason, you should also try to avoid most sugary juices.

If you’re interested in hearing more about the dangers of drinking soda in Grand Blanc, Michigan, please feel free to give Werschky, Lewis & Slatton Family Dentistry a call at (810) 671-5616. Our dentist, Dr. Jay A. Werschky, and our team will be happy to address any concerns you may have and give you personalized advice. We’re excited to meet with you!

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