Did you know that drinking high-sugar soft drinks is most commonly associated with weight gain, type-2 diabetes and obesity? If you are like the average Canadian, there is a chance you indulged in your favourite soda or sugary beverage today!
Despite their easy access and flavourful taste, sugary drinks and sodas can actually have an ill effect on your teeth, with the possibility of tooth decay and cavities.
When drinking beverages with high sugar contents, the sugar interacts with the bacteria in your mouth and forms a type of acid. Unfortunately, this acid attacks your teeth, leading to two main effects; cavities and erosion.
Erosion begins with the acid reaches the protective layer on your teeth, tooth enamel. The effect reduces the surface hardness of the enamel. Various fruity and sports drinks also have this effect. Cavities on the other end, can also occur due to damage of the tooth enamel. In combination with poor oral hygiene, both effects are likely to occur.
How to Prevent Damage?
Although the most obvious solution would be to stop drinking sugary drinks entirely, many people do not see this as ideal, and we don’t blame you!
At Dentistry on 88, we have recommendations that can lessen the risk of damaging your teeth…
- Drink in Moderation
- Use a Straw
- Drink Quickly
- Avoid Sugary Drinks before bedtime
- Rinse your Mouth After each Sugary Drink
- Brush your teeth regularly!
- Get Regular Dental Cleanings
If you feel that you are in need of a dental cleaning, dental checkup or even a consultation, speak to one of our wonderful receptions at Dentistry on 88 today!
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