Soda’s Effect on Teeth
For as long as you can remember, you have known that you should not indulge in too much sugar or too many sweets. You remember hearing stories about how cavities would attack and damage your pearly whites, but did you ever learn about the effects of soda on your teeth?
Through this blog, the effect of soda on teeth and oral health will be discussed. Learn more about keeping your teeth healthy with some oral health advice from Sterling Dental Clinic.
Sugar, Soda, and Teeth
Both diet and regular sodas can erode the protective enamel on the teeth. Soda lowers the pH level of the mouth, and softens tooth enamel. The acidity of the sweeteners and the carbonation can lead to tooth decay.
So what can be done to avoid tooth decay? Here a few tips to help, including:
- Substitute soda for water. Switching to water can make a dramatic difference in the health of your teeth, and how you feel.
- If you do drink soda, make sure to rinse your mouth with water after you finish drinking. This allows for less sugar to remain on your teeth, and in turn, less acid production can occur.
- Use fluoride toothpaste and mouth rinse. Using fluoride dental products can keep your mouth healthy and reduce the risk of tooth decay.
- Visit your dentist for regular cleanings. Dental cleanings allow for your dentists to monitor the status of your smile, and ensure that your mouth remains in good standing.
One of the best ways to protect against the harmful effects of soda on the teeth is to avoid or minimize the amount of soda that you drink. To learn other ways that you can protect your teeth, contact Sterling Dental Clinic today. We offer preventative dental services to ensure that our patients’ smile stay healthy for a lifetime.
Our dentists work with you to make you feel comfortable and at ease in each of our clinics. We are here to answer all of your questions about your dental health, and help you to achieve your healthiest smile.