If you’re an avid soda drinker, you’re not alone. Tons of American adults and youth are in the same boat. And while the health effects of soda are widely known, one thing that isn’t talked about as much is the impact that soda can have on your teeth and your oral health.
There are quite a few different ways that too much soda consumption negatively impacts your oral health and tooth health, but today we’ll just focus on a few of them. Doing so should help you make the choice to avoid soda as often as possible.
Eats away enamel
The enamel is the hard, outer layer of your teeth. It’s what protects the rest of each tooth – including the dentin and pulp, which constitute the living part of your teeth – against infection, decay and death. Without enamel, your teeth aren’t hard enough to do the work they were designed to do. Soda eats away at enamel because it has high amounts of various acids. Your teeth will thank you for avoiding soda, so you can have the best enamel possible.
One thing that Dr. Stacey Eby often sees is teeth that are stained from coffee. A close second, though, is teeth stained from too much soda consumption. These stains are incredibly difficult to remove, and you may end up needing dental veneers or another treatment to improve the look of your teeth.
At the end of the day, a soda every now and then won’t make-or-break your oral health or smile’s appearance. What you need to do is monitor your intake. If you would like to learn more about how soda can affect your oral health, or to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, call Eby Family Dental today at 920-563-2928.