Why Drinking Soda is Bad for Your Oral Health

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Many people enjoy drinking a refreshing soda. The sugar, caffeine, bubbles, and fizz from the carbonation make you want to drink soda, especially during the warmer months.

Drinking soda can negatively affect your teeth, gums and your general oral health. According to a study done in 2009, soft drinks pose many potential health problems, and these include dental caries and tooth erosion. Dental caries and enamel erosion could result from long-term exposure to soda.

The sugar in soda combines with bacteria to produce acid in your mouth. Soda contains its own acid too. In fact, carbonated drinks have a lower acid level than fruit juices. When you drink soft drinks or soda, more acid is produced in your oral cavity, making your tooth enamel weaker.

Here at Centre Dentaire Saint Lambert, we advise our patients to limit soft drinks intake, but when possible avoid drinking soda at all cost. If you want to keep your oral cavity free from caries and erosion, as well as other dental problems, it’s time to stop drinking soda!

If you want to know more about the effects of drinking soda on your oral health, contact or visit us at our office in Saint-Lambert, Quebec.

-The Centre Dentaire Saint-Lambert Team

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