Soft drinks, soda, pop. No matter what you call it, it seems to be the dietary villain of choice these days. In this post from Russell Anderson Jr. Dentistry in Kennesaw GA, we are going to give you yet another important reason to avoid this ubiquitous drink.
Soda delivers a double whammy to your teeth with two of its ingredients: sugar and phosphoric acid.
Sugar is dangerous to your teeth primarily because it softens enamel and makes the teeth more prone to tooth decay. This is especially harmful to kids because their enamel is not fully developed.
Some people think that they can avoid problems because they choose diet soda. Unfortunately, the acids found in diet soda have basically the same detrimental softening effect on enamel. Soda consumption can also bring about teeth staining.
Our recommendation is simple: stop drinking soda, or cut way back on your soda consumption. Make water your go-to beverage. Also, keep your little ones away from soda as much as possible, so their teeth have the chance to mature healthily.
At Russell Anderson Jr. Dentistry in Kennesaw GA, we want the best possible dental health for each of our patients. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment today.
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