Soda can have a negative effect on our teeth; however, many people are surprised to learn that sugar isn’t the only reason why. 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 rarely contains the harmful acids found in most sodas, which lessens its impact on teeth.
Commonly, we think of sodas as being sweet and fizzy, but rarely does acid come to mind; however, it has been shown that certain brands of cola have acid rankings of 2.39. Compare that number to the average acidity of a battery: 1.0. With a drink more than twice as acidic as a battery, it’s no surprise that soda can cause damage to our teeth.
While a healthy diet is part of having a healthy mouth, routine visits to the dentist are also an important part of the equation. Be sure to schedule check-ups with your dentist throughout the year to ensure that your teeth are in tip-top shape. To schedule appointments with Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins, patients can simply call us at 509-368-7788 in Spokane or 509-228-3998 in Spokane Valley today.
Or office in Spokane is located at:
3151 E. 28th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99223
Office phone # 509-368-7788