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    Does Soda Really Harm Your Teeth?


    We all think we know better than the dentist does. We like our sodas, even the diet sodas. But is our dental health, in addition to our overall health, worth the numerous sodas we like to drink?

    The calories in a single can of soda are empty. Despite how much we like the taste, or the tickle of the carbonation on our noses, it has absolutely no nutritional value whatsoever. According to doctors, a single can of soda per day can increase your chances of diabetes, and having a heart attack.tooth decay solution Hammond, LA

    We have all heard that certain sodas can be used to clean our car battery and the inside of a toilet. Imagine what that corrosive liquid is doing to your teeth! In less time than it takes to drink that soda, this damage is happening in your mouth. The staining effect of the soda, the large amount of sugar, and the phosphoric acid in the soda combines to cause this corrosive damage.

    Phosphoric acid is something that we should avoid on general principle that it is bad for us. This is the same chemical that your dentist uses to clean your enamel, or scour it. The strength your dentist uses is not near the equivalent of what is in the soda. However, since it causes erosion, and is more harmful than decay, and it also causes hypersensitivity, it is good to avoid as much as possible. Your dentist knows the appropriate amount to use. You should never think you know better than your dentist, and that even a little bit more won’t be harmful.

    Sugar causes problems by eating the bacteria on your teeth caused by the acid in the soda. Then it creates more acid, which causes tooth decay. Your mouth easily breaks down the sugar in the sodas, which causes the decay to occur more quickly. It is a never ending cycle and one that we struggle with every day.

    The last thing is the staining effect of the soda. This is in addition to the cavities it can cause. Plaque is created by the layers of sugar that soda adds to your teeth. The bacteria in your mouth feeds off this plaque and sugar. This layer of sugar can turn yellow over time, and fortunately it can be treated by your dentist.

    Obviously, if you want to avoid these issues, you should avoid the soda. There are many other drinks you can have instead of soda. Try water, milk, or fresh fruit juices. You will have to avoid high citric acid as well, so the best drink for you is most likely water. Energy drinks and power drinks have just as much sugar, or more, than a soda does. They should be avoided as well, or you are just repeating the cycle of decay.

    If you just have to have that soda, because we all know how hard it is to stop drinking sodas abruptly, use a straw. The use of a straw will prevent direct contact with your teeth. You can also rinse your mouth with water to help reduce the sugar. In addition, and more importantly, you should use toothpaste and mouthwash to remove the sugar and acid. There are some gums that claim to be able to clean your mouth after food and drink. Use these after a discussion with your dentist. He can help you with determining the best plan of care for your teeth.

    If you can keep your soda intake to a minimum, or at least take measures to maintain your dental health, you will be able to avoid tooth decay.


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Catherine Pearson
Catherine Pearson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

I found the right orthodontist for me here in Hammond, LA here at this dental facility. When it comes to oral health, I really want the best and I really did search the city for the best ortho for me. When I got here, I am so happy and relieved that I finally found the one for me. She was very attentive and she made me feel very comfortable. The treatment is also very effective and now I have straight,white teeth!

Jacklyn Myers
Jacklyn Myers

4 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

I was advised to see an orthodontist to correct my bite. I am glad I saw your website and read some of the reviews. By reading those customers testimonials, I decided to go visit your dentist and I am not disappointed by the service you have given me. Added factors are the place is clean and well maintained.

Tayler Evans
Tayler Evans

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

THE DENTISTS AND STAFF ARE AMAZING! I haven't been to the dentist in 10+ years because my last visit was so traumatizing. Recently my tooth broke and another was fractured due to me constantly grinding them in my sleep. I couldn't have wished for better service. They were so nice and kind to me. The dentist kept me informed of everything that was going on while she was doing it. The office was really clean and comfortable. I even got a call a few days later to see how I was doing and was informed that I could come in for a follow up appointment to check the healing process free of charge! I would definitely recommend them and will be going back on a regular basis. Extremely satisfied customer....Donna Evans

Laura Wilber
Laura Wilber

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 day ago

I undergone dental implant here. They offered me their Implant package that I cannot say no to. It helped me save money. If they did not tell me about it I would not know. Thank you for informing me!

Casey Pierce
Casey Pierce

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

Everyone at Advanced Dental Concepts is warm and welcoming. The setting is very professional and you feel right at home. Genuine advice to take care of your teeth is given throughout your visit, so you can have healthier teeth for longer!

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