If you’re someone who loves soda, you might think that there are ways to get around the fact that sugary, dark drinks are bad for your smile. As a result, instead of reaching for soda with cane sugar in it, you reach for a diet soft drink instead. Or, to avoid yellowing, you choose to skip the brightly colored or deeply hued options and stick with clear. Unfortunately, even when you think you’re doing the right thing, soda is pretty much always dangerous for your oral health! Learn more, so you understand why this is the case.
Number 1: Diet Soda Is Bad For Your Smile
We know that in the absence of sugar, it seems like just about anything should be safe for your oral health. However, that’s not the case. You also have to keep in mind that acidic substances, like soda, can harm your enamel. They soften and weaken it, which leads to erosion and can encourages decay.
Number 2: Clear Soda Can Lead To Stains
Yep. Clear sodas are not the loophole you assumed you’d found! They may not stain your teeth directly but two things can happen: They can soften and erode enamel, making them more likely to discolor. Also, severe erosion can expose the yellow color of your dentin, causing teeth to appear stained.
Number 3: You Should Drink Water Afterwards
Obviously, the safest thing you can do is completely avoid sodas. However, if you happen to love them quite deeply, chances are good you’ll still indulge at least every now and again. What you might not know is that while it can still negatively affect your oral health, you run a much greater chance of avoiding problems if you simply swish with water immediately after your soda. It’s easy and effective!
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Schedule checkups with us not only to make sure everything is healthy right now but also to ask your questions about care at home. Schedule an appointment with DentaCare Dental in Tyler, TX today by calling (903) 215-8223.