Thursday, December 29, 2022

Harmful Effects Of Soft Drinks On Teeth

Did you know one can of Coca-Cola has around 35 grams of sugar? That's roughly 10 teaspoons of sugar per can.

 Now multiply that by how many cans you drink per day, how much sugar are you consuming JUST in soft drinks?

There are two main effects of drinking soft drinks:
  • Erosion
  • Cavities
Erosion begins when the acid of the soft drink attacks the tooth enamel and once the enamel is worn away, cavities are formed, which can lead to pain and sensitivity.

You can fight tooth decay and erosion by drinking soft drinks in moderation or eliminating it.  Use a straw so your teeth are less exposed to the drink. Drink water in between to help rinse the mouth and use fluoride toothpaste.

Having an x-ray will help determine what type of treatment is available. Small lesions can often be fixed by having a filling but for bigger lesions, you may need a root canal or have the tooth removed.  

If you are a soft drink lover like myself, try drinking it in moderation to protect your dental health!

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