Today, the amount of soda pop (soft drinks) consumed by Canadians and Americans is at an all time high. These soft drinks can stir up some trouble when it comes to your dental health. They can be problematic because their high sugar content can put you at risk for tooth decay. The acids that they produce soften the tooth enamel and ultimately lead to cavities. This combined with improper dental care can even lead to very serious problems, like tooth loss!
One can of Coke alone can have almost 10 teaspoons of sugar! This creates an inviting environment for bacteria to grow inside your mouth! Some tips to help avoid coke and other soft drinks are to choose other options such as water, milk or 100% fruit juice. Additionally, if you do consume a soft drink try to rinse your mouth out with water afterwards, to help wash away the acid that can be building. Make sure to also use a fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash daily to help strengthen your tooth enamel to fight against these acid eating bacterias.
Don’t go for the extra sip of Coke, your teeth will thank you for it! For more tooth saving tips or to book a dental appointment in London contact us at Southwood Dental Studio today!
– Dr. Sanjay Agrawal