Effects of Soda on Teeth

For many people, soda is probably one of the best things they can drink. It has a unique taste only certain companies can replicate and quenches the thirst you are dealing with. However, not everyone completely understands the damage soda can do to your teeth and body. Soda may be a fulfilling drink to have but it’s filled with harmful substances capable of degrading the quality of your teeth, which is why you should limit your consumption as much as possible.

Dr. McSurdy and staff understand the desire to have perfectly straight and healthy teeth, which is why we go through so much effort to make sure you are satisfied after you leave our office. You won’t have to worry about wasting money using our teeth straightening tools because we can promise an exceptional final result at the end of it all. Contact us now if you have any more questions about what we can do or if you want to schedule an appointment with us soon.

What Does Soda Do to Teeth?

Soda is no longer a drink people just occasionally drink at parties or get-togethers. It has become a staple in many Americans’ lives, which has many dentists and oral professionals worried. At least half of the population drink some kind of liquid sugar, but this shouldn’t be the case. Soda hasn’t just become a more common drink to consume, but it has also steadily increased in size. Before, they were only a couple ounces; now, they are reaching into the double digits.

This regular intake of such a sugary and acidic drink is what causes many people to develop cavities. The plaque sitting on the top layer of your teeth will be activated by the sugar and will start to wear down your teeth. This is why you are more vulnerable to bacteria attacking you once you’ve had a soda. Your teeth will also erode quicker, because of the high acidic count.

Limiting your soda intake will greatly prevent a lot of these complications from appearing, but it’s understandable to completely cut it out of your life. Try drinking it through a straw so it goes directly into your digestive tract and also drinking water in-between each sip. This will help wash out any unsavory factors, but for those wearing braces or Invisalign, it may be a different story.

Can I Drink Soda With Braces and Invisalign?

Braces are wires and brackets essentially glued to your teeth, which is why you should avoid drinking soda when you have them. The soda will have a higher propensity to stain your teeth and cause discoloration once you’ve taken them off. It can also cause problems with the materials used to craft your braces. Invisalign may be a better option, but you still shouldn’t be wearing them while you drink soda. It can cause degradation in the quality of the retainer and cause staining, as well.

Contact Dr. McSurdy and Staff Today!

Soda is a big food people drink on a regular basis, which is why it can be hard for many people to stop using it. But, it’s still recommended to avoid it while you are wearing braces or Invisalign. Dr. McSurdy and staff have seen the damage it has done to people’s teeth, which is why we don’t encourage its intake. Contact us now if you want to learn more or if you want to schedule a free smile analysis.

Sources:
https://www.healthline.com/health/dental-oral-health/what-does-soda-do-to-your-teeth
https://www.dornindentalcenter.com/patient-information-education/effects-of-soda/

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