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Is Diet Soda Better for Your Teeth? November 18, 2019

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Is Diet Soda Better for Your Teeth?, Glastonbury, Connecticut

Many people who drink diet soda do so because they believe it’s a healthier alternative. While consuming less sugar and getting annual teeth cleanings will help prevent cavities, even sugar-free soft drinks can affect oral health. Luckily, understanding how this happens will help you prevent issues. Here’s all you need to know about the effects of diet soda on teeth.

How Does Soda Affect Your Teeth? 

Although diet soda doesn’t contain the same sugar levels as regular options, that doesn’t mean it can’t negatively impact your health. Their most detrimental ingredients are acidic; particularly phosphoric, tartaric, and citric acid.

Acids cause tooth enamel to deteriorate, and once enamel is gone, not even professional teeth cleanings can restore it. As a result, your teeth become softer and more susceptible to both decay and chipping. 

How Can You Prevent Issues? teeth cleaning

Besides avoiding sodas altogether, the most effective way to counteract the effects of acids on your teeth is to maintain a consistent and rigorous dental hygiene routine. Brush and floss your teeth at least twice daily.

Furthermore, wash the sodas down with water immediately after drinking them so the acids don’t settle into your teeth. Eating cheese or meals with these beverages is also prudent, since these help produce saliva, which breaks acids down. If you smoke, try quitting, since smoking promotes dry mouth.

For routine teeth cleanings and other services that will help protect your teeth, visit Nayaug Family Dental in South Glastonbury, CT. In case soda or other drinks have stained your teeth as well, Dr. Chiffer also provides teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures to restore their appearance. Whatever your dental needs, they will create a personalized long-term treatment plan. Visit them online for more tips on how to care for your smile. See why some patients have remained loyal to their office for more than 20 years by calling (860) 633-6167 to make an appointment.

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