Soda is a popular drink, but it can lead to some serious dental health issues.
The weather is getting nicer, and that means more and more people will reach for a cold soda. Although a lot has been done to make people aware of the negative effects of soda, including diabetes and obesity, your dental health is also at risk.
One reason soda is so bad for our teeth is the amount of sugar found in these drinks. Sugar mixes with bacteria that is already in our mouth and creates an acid that damages our teeth. Besides the sugar, soda also contains its own acid that damages your tooth enamel. Even if you buy sugar-free soda, the acid is still present.
Anyone can experience dental health issues from heavy soda consumption, but children are especially at risk for dental problems. Children’s tooth enamel is not fully developed and can be easily damaged from drinking too much soda. The best way to quench your thirst and protect your mouth from harmful bacteria is to drink water.