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The Effects of Soda on Teeth: Protect Yourself!

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What does soda do to your teeth? It does a lot, actually. That’s why you need to drink it in moderation. Learn what carbonated drinks harm your teeth the most in today’s article.

Is soda harmful for teeth? Not always!

You may have heard that drinking soda is fraught with serious consequences for your teeth.

Indeed, scientists have proven that sweet fizzy drinks are extremely dangerous.

The combination of sugar (or its substitutes) and carbon dioxide negatively affects tooth enamel and causes erosion and even dental caries.

Flavored sparkling water is slightly less dangerous (but not at all harmless) as it also softens the enamel significantly.

After conducting a series of experiments, scientists claim that plain or mineral carbonated water without any additives is practically harmless to the teeth.

By comparison, sweet soft drinks are 100 times worse for the enamel.

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How do you protect your teeth from soda?

Soft drinks can greatly damage your tooth enamel. Plain carbonated water is fine, but it is best that you give up soda altogether.

Otherwise, you should follow these simple rules to minimize the negative consequences of drinking soda:

  • Choose beverages containing as little sugar, sugar substitutes, and additives as possible, but with added calcium.
  • Drink through a straw so that the liquid doesn’t stay in your mouth.
  • After drinking soda, rinse your mouth with water.
  • Don’t brush your teeth immediately after having a drink. It is best that you wait for half an hour or keep to your usual dental routine (morning and evening brushing).
  • Choose toothpaste containing fluoride, calcium, and phosphate.


https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/carbonated-water-good-or-bad
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2676420/
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/carbonated-water-good-or-bad
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150911-is-sparkling-water-really-bad-for-you

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