TEETH VS SODA
What soda does to your teeth
48% of Americans drink soda daily
That's nearly 45 gallons of soda per year
Soda is the LARGEST dietary source of sugar among children and addolescents
Coca Cola 12 oz can Sugars, total: 39g
Mountain Dew 20 bottle Sugars, total: 77g
BUT IT'S NOT THE SUGAR CONTENT THAT'S BAD FOR YOUR TEETH
DIET SODAS CAN BE JUST AS BAD FOR YOUR TEETH AS REGULAR SODAS
IT'S THE ACIDITY
HIGHLY ACIDIC BEVERAGES DISSOLVE TOOTH ENAMEL AND, OVER TIME, LEAD TO WEAKER, MORE CAVITY-PRONE TEETH.
Did you know?
Fruit Juices are great healthy alternatives to soda, thought the acid they contain can be just as bad for tooth health. Make sure to follow the tips for managing acid erosion to keep both your body and smile healthy
The lower the pH, the more acidic the beverage
Pure Water - 7.00 (neutral) Your teeth are perfect
Milk - 6.5 Acid Reduces thickness of tooth enamel
Black Coffee - 6.3 Acid changes texture of teeth
Enamel begins to Dissolve - 5.5 Acis changes appearance of teeth
Dr. Pepper - 3.4 Acid causes tooth sensitivity
The Warning Signs: Teeth twinge, tingle or ache from hot and cold drinks, or brushing and flossing
Sprite - 3.3 Acid causes teeth to lose their brightness
Mountain Dew - 3.2 Teeth become "transparent"
Coke, Pepsi, Vinegar - 2.5 Teeth begin to crack and erode
Battery Acid - 1.0 Acid...You're in big trouble!
TIPS FROM MANAGING ACIDIC EROSION:
-Regular dental check-ups
-Reduce the frequency of consumption of acidic drinks
-(When consuming acidic drink) us a straw placed towards the back of the mouth
-Avoid swishing acidic drinks
-Wait as long as possible after consuming acidic drinks before brushing teeth