Soft drinks, soda, pop. No matter what you call it, it seems that these days it’s the dietary villain of choice for local residents and families. Today in the White & White dental blog, we are going to give you yet another important reason to avoid this sugary drink.
Effects on Dental Health in Midlothian
For dental health in Midlothian, soda deals a double punch of damage with two of its ingredients, sugar and phosphoric acid. Sugar is bad for your teeth primarily because it softens enamel and makes the teeth more prone to tooth decay. This is especially harmful to kids and teens because their enamel is not fully developed.
Some people think that they can avoid issues because they opt for diet soda. Unfortunately, the acids found in diet soda have basically the same detrimental softening effect on enamel. Soda consumption can also bring about teeth staining. If your teeth are already stained from soda or anything else, call 804-302-5592 to schedule a teeth whitening consultation.
It’s For Your Own Good
Our recommendation is simple, stop drinking soda or dramatically reduce your soda consumption to improve your dental health in Midlothian. Also, keep your kids away from soda as much as possible so their teeth have the chance to mature healthily. Can’t kick the habit? Try to drink water right after you have soda and brush more often, but wait a half hour after you drink your soda so the enamel isn’t brushed while it is soft.
At White & White, we provide advanced general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry to the Midlothian area. If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry or dental health in Midlothian, give us a call at 804-302-5592. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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