Summer, a time for bar-b-ques, fun outside and the soda that is part of America’s pastime, Root Beer. Soda can have a negative effect on our teeth; however, many people are surprised to learn that sugar isn’t the only reason why.
Not All Sodas the Same
Colas usually contain phosphoric and citric acids, both of which are known to cause enamel loss and dental erosion. If left untreated, these conditions can lead to complete tooth-loss.
Soda covers a wide span of drinks; from Coke to Sprite, Pepsi, 7-UP and so on, there is an endless amount of sweet carbonated beverages on today’s shelves. That said, not all of these products are created equally. It was determined that, despite being a soda, root beer is considered the safest soft drink as it rarely contains the harmful acids found in most sodas, which lessens its impact on teeth.