How Soda Affects Your Teeth

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Drinking soda or soft drinks can severely affect your teeth, gums and your overall oral health. The high acid and sugar content of soda have both cariogenic and acidogenic potentials, which can cause dental cavities and enamel erosion. If you want to keep a healthy oral cavity, now is the right time to stop indulging in drinking soda.

Sugar in soda helps bacteria to produce more acid, and this acid erodes teeth, which can eventually lead to tooth loss. The longer you drink soft drinks, the higher the chance you develop tooth decay and cavities because of both its sugar and acid content.

The citric acid in soda dissolves teeth enamel over time. Even if you brush your teeth right after drinking soft drinks, you are still contributing to the erosion of your teeth. Acid softens teeth, and once you brush your teeth, you remove the top microns of your enamel causing it to wear and erode in the long term.

Apart from the dental problems which drinking soda causes, the high calories from this type of drink are bad for your overall health. Proper nutrition through well-balanced meals with at least eight glasses of water a day is the key to healthy teeth, gums, and oral cavity.

At Smiles First Cornwall, we make sure that our patients learn what drinks to avoid and what food to eat in order to have optimum oral health. You can contact our dental team if you need dental advice and suggestions. We are happy to help keep your smile healthy and beautiful!

– The Smiles First Cornwall Team

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