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What Do Sugary Soft Drinks Mean for Your Health?

October 26, 2018
Posted By: Drs. Justison and Gladnick
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Ask any top dentist in Wilmington, DE, and they will tell you the same thing: Sugar—especially in the form of sugary soft drinks—are bad for your oral health as well as your overall health. But the fact is, if you are like about half of all Americans, you enjoy these beverages on a regular basis.

The Truth About Soft Drinks and Your Teeth

When you take a sip of a soda, the sugar it contains interacts with the bacteria in your mouth creating an acid that attacks your teeth. In addition, both sugar and sugar-free sodas contain their own acid, so essentially you are giving your teeth a double whammy in terms of acid attacks. Many people sip sodas all day long, putting them at even more risk of developing tooth decay.

The Truth About Soft Drinks and Your Body

People who drink soft drinks on a regular basis are at a higher risk of weight gain and obesity, as well as type 2 diabetes.

How to Prevent Soft Drinks From Damaging Your Teeth

If you must indulge in soda, drink in moderation—and rinse your mouth thoroughly with water after you drink. You can also use a straw to help keep as much of the beverage from settling on your teeth. Visit your dentist regularly for cleanings to keep plaque buildup under control.

Call Drs. Justison and Gladnick for Your Next Appointment

Whether or not you indulge in sugary soft drinks, it’s crucial to stay on top of your oral health with twice annual examinations and cleanings. This enables our dentists to detect problems while they are small, easier to treat, and less expensive to do so. If it’s been a while since your last appointment, you’ll find that we won’t chide or judge you. Our goal is to put you back on track for good oral health. Call our dental office today to make an appointment!


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