23 Aug Effects of Soda on Your Teeth
Ever seen those videos where someone puts a baby tooth in a glass of soda and watches it
Well, the effect of soda in an actual mouth is a bit different.
You have your saliva to help wash away the sugar, you eat other things throughout the day, and
brush at least twice a day to remove debris or plaque.
Nevertheless, soda is not something we recommend you consume more often than a once-in-awhile
treat. In fact, it’s better to cut out soda altogether. Here’s why:
Soda has an extremely high sugar content. The bacteria that cause tooth decay feed off of sugar
and excrete acid, which is what causes tooth decay.
The more sugar our teeth have to interact with, the more prone to decay they will be.
Think diet soda is a better alternative? Even though it contains zero sugar, it can still contain
acids such as phosphoric acid or citric acid.
Acid eats away at a tooth’s enamel and leaves it prone to decay.
Caramel color, Yellow 5, etc. Any type of artificial coloring can cause tooth-staining.
If you prefer your teeth sparkling white, it’s best to stay away from soda.
When you do drink soda, make sure to rinse with water afterwards. And, as always, keep up
with regular brushing and flossing to protect those precious teeth!