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Effects of soda on dental health


Posted on 1/9/2023 by Summit Dental Group
Effects of soda on dental healthSoda consumption can bring about many health issues such as diabetes, obesity, and even tooth decay. You need to prevent decay of your teeth and this is by avoiding soda intake. Our dental team will guide you on the effects of soda on the oral health and how you will take care of your teeth if they have been affected by soda intake

Effects to teeth


The sugar in the soda combines with mouth bacteria and this causes acid to be formed. The acid erodes the tooth enamel and this causes cavities. The enamel weakens over time and eventually, a huge cavity will be formed. You need to observe oral hygiene each time you drink soda and this is by brushing and flossing the teeth. The main issues that are caused by soda are erosion and the formation of cavities. Acids attack the enamel and decrease the hardness of the enamel. The enamel is eroded and this creates a cavity, tooth decay and can even lead to tooth loss. Protect the teeth by eating foods that are good in making the enamel strong. Consider using fluoride which helps in remineralizing and rebuilding of the enamel

What to drink if not soda


If you want to stay safe and keep your mouth healthy then you need to drink less acidic drinks. The drinks that you consume also do not have to contain sugar; this is important in the prevention of cavities. Sports drinks will cause damage to the enamel and this can lead to tooth decay. The best way to keep the teeth safe is by avoiding soda intake or if consumed it should be done in moderation. Our dental team will teach you foods and drinks that you will avoid to maintain proper oral health.
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