Reduce Soda Consumption To Save Your Teeth

Our dentists at Artistic Touch Dentistry want you to know how you can best take care of your teeth so they do not cause you any problems. It has been found that people who drink 3 or more glasses of soda each day have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than others.

On a scorching hot day it’s extremely refreshing to reach into the fridge and grab a nice cold soda. But have you ever thought about the effects that soda is having on your teeth? Probably not, because I know that when I’m enjoying that refreshing beverage I’m not thinking about the bad effects it’s having on me.

Dentistry.net shares that, “some research suggests it may be just as corrosive to teeth as drinking battery fluid, and this can occur as soon as the first three minutes of consumption. This is caused by a combination of mostly three factors, one is the sugar, then comes the phosphoric acid present in some sodas, and finally the staining effect that they can have on your teeth.”

All of these effects sound awful, but will they really convince you to give up your favorite soda? Maybe, but if it’s impossible to give up soda altogether then at least try to reduce your consumption. Try replacing it with fruit juices, milk, or better yet water.

If you do have soda, use a straw to reduce contact with your teeth. Also, rinse out your mouth and teeth with water, to wash out the sugars and stop them from wearing away the enamel in your teeth. Reduce your cavities and stop the erosion of enamel by using toothpaste and mouth rinse with fluoride.

If you are wondering what else you can do to keep your teeth healthy, schedule an appointment with us today.