Does Soda Really Affect Your Oral Health?

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Did you know that your diet actually has a major impact on the health of your pearly whites? In fact, sugars in the food you eat can create an environment where bad bacteria can thrive. Still, would you be interested in learning there are a number of dental issues you may have to deal with if you decide to drink soda regularly?

As you are probably aware, people of all ages drink soda. However, please remember that your teeth and your gums will suffer from regular soda consumption, regardless of your age. Soda might actually weaken and wear down your enamel because of the acid in it. This is a serious issue because once your enamel is gone, it won’t come back. To make matters worse, if your enamel has been worn down, you’ll be more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease.

Naturally, there are a few steps you can take to mitigate the effects of drinking soda. In fact, after drinking a soda, you could rinse out your teeth with water. Brushing and flossing your teeth could also help, however, please wait at least thirty minutes before you brush or floss. If you don’t wait, you could accidentally damage your teeth because soda will actually weaken your enamel. You may also consider removing soda from your diet completely. We recommend considering replacing soda with kombucha, juices, or seltzer water.

To hear more about how soda can impact the health of your teeth in Augusta, Georgia, we invite you to give Tyjuan Williams DMD a call at 706-868-4200. Our dentist, Dr. Tyjuan Williams, and our team will be happy to assess your pearly whites and to offer you personalized advice. We look forward to meeting with you soon.