We have heard about the negative health effects of soda, but what does soda do to our dental health?

Did you know that soda consumption is one of the leading causes of tooth decay? Most of us have seen ads talking about the harmful health effects of soda, like obesity and diabetes, but do you know what soda does to our teeth and gums?

Soda is loaded with sugar that mixes with bacteria in our mouth creating a harmful acid that can increase the risk of cavities and gum disease. But what about sugar-free soda? Even sugar-free soda still contains acid that harms your tooth enamel. Because teens’ and children’s enamel are not fully developed, they are at most risk of developing dental health issues. The best choice for staying hydrated and keeping your mouth healthy is to drink water.

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Besides taking care of your teeth at home through proper dental hygiene and having a balanced diet, scheduling routine dental visits is important for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. If you’re due for a cleaning, be sure to schedule an appointment with Milford Dental Excellence.