What does soda do to your teeth?

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By Timberlake Dental curated from HealthLine.com

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“If you’re like about one half of the American population, you drink at least one sugary drink on a daily basis — and there’s a good chance it’s soda. Drinking high-sugar soft drinks is most commonly associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and weight gain. But sodas can also have ill effects on your smile, potentially leading to cavities and even visible tooth decay.”

See full article on HealthLine.com


As stated in the article, When you drink soda, the sugars within interact with bacteria in your mouth to form acid. This acid attacks your teeth. Both regular and sugar-free sodas also contain their own acids, and these attack the teeth too. With each swig of soda, you’re starting a damaging reaction that lasts for about 20 minutes. If you sip all day, your teeth are under constant attack.


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