There’s nothing like popping open a refreshing can of soda to quench your thirst! These sweet, tasty beverages come in hundreds of different flavors and colors, and can be a real treat for your taste buds. Unfortunately, researches have discovered why your teeth may not be as thrilled.
- Soda is worthless to your body. Although it tastes great, soda is filled with sugar, calories, and nothing else, which causes it to have no nutritional value. Despite popular belief, diet sodas are just as bad.
- Soda damages your teeth, plain and simple. As a dentist, I want to help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Sodas, as well as other sugary treats, contribute nothing to your oral health. Plus, the sugar in soda coats your teeth and combines with bacteria in your mouth to form acid. This acid wears away at your tooth enamel and can eventually lead to cavities and tooth decay.
- Soda can harm your major organs. Consumption of soda has been linked to chronic kidney disease, development of metabolic syndrome, increased risk of heart health, and liver disease. Soda is also bad for your bones. The phosphorous and caffeine contained in soda might contribute to osteoporosis, and chances are, if you’re a soda drinker, your bones may be calcium-deprived since you aren’t drinking enough milk.
Your diet has a huge impact on your oral health. Making healthy food and drink choices is a small thing you can do that makes a huge impact.