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How Soda Affects our Teeth

Posted on 2/6/2023 by Brandon Cooley
How Soda Affects our TeethDid you know that drinking soda can hurt our teeth? Soda is one of the primary causes of tooth decay, which may lead to dental problems. We need to remember what we eat and how often we drink sodas and other sugary drinks. For more information on this topic, read on.

What is the link between soda and tooth decay?

Soda is the leading cause of tooth decay, with some studies claiming that it is responsible for up to 80% of cavity cases. Soda is one of the primary causes of tooth decay, which may lead to dental problems. Soda causes tooth decay by eroding tooth enamel, the only part of our teeth that cannot heal or regenerate. Enamel protects your teeth from bacteria and food particles in your mouth.

The impact of sugar on teeth

Did you know that high sugar diets can cause tooth decay? The US Department of Health and Human Services recommends no more than 12 teaspoons (48 grams) per day. However, the average American takes in 22 teaspoons (88 grams), almost three times the recommended amount! It's important to watch how much sugar we eat each day because it directly impacts our teeth. Sugar increases acid production in your mouth by bacteria and also prevents saliva from protecting enamel.

When drinking soda or sugary drinks like juice, always make sure to drink it with a straw, hold it in your mouth for at least 30 seconds before swallowing and don't swish; rinsing away the sugars often leads to an increased risk of tooth decay.

Don't forget to brush your teeth after drinking soda or sugary drinks, and always remember that water is the best drink! Water can help promote oral health by washing away sugars in your mouth before they damage enamel.

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