Soft drinks, soda, pop, cola. No matter what you call it, it seems that these days it’s the dietary villain of choice for dental health in Monkton. Today in the Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS dental blog, we are going to give you yet another vital reason to avoid this sugary drinks.
For dental health in Monkton, soda deals a double punch of damage with two of its ingredients: sugar and phosphoric acid. Sugar is bad for your teeth primarily because it softens enamel and makes the teeth more prone to cavities. This is especially harmful to children and teens because their enamel is not fully developed. Some people think that they can avoid problems because they pick a diet soda. Unfortunately, the acids found in diet soda have basically the same detrimental softening effect on enamel.
Our recommendation is simple at Hereford Dental Health, stop drinking soda or dramatically reduce your soda consumption to improve your dental health in Monkton. Also, keep your kids away from soda as much as possible so their teeth have the chance to mature in a healthy manner. Can’t kick the habit? Try to drink water right after you have soda and brush more often. However, you should wait a half hour after you drink any soda so the enamel isn’t brushed away while it is still soft.
At Hereford Dental Health, we provide advanced general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to the Monkton area. If you have any questions about cosmetic or general dentistry, give us a call at 410-357-0099. Call for your appointment today!
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