Soda is definitely harmful to your teeth. There’s really no argument to the contrary, and this is why your dentist strongly recommends you either avoid soda completely or manage your soda intake to become a reasonable, manageable level.
However, in an effort to help you understand why soda is bad for your teeth, let’s look at the damage it can cause.
Is it really bad for my teeth?
The short answer to this question is yes. Soda and other soft drinks contain high levels of acids. These acids attack the enamel – the outer layer – of your teeth, making them vulnerable to cavities, infections, and even tooth death.
Regular soda consumption can even lead to gum disease if you’re not vigilant with your oral health routine.
What should I do about it?
To be clear, a soda every now and then isn’t going to ruin all of your teeth and cause them to fall out. Rather, what you should be concerned about is if you drink soda on a regular basis and don’t take care of your oral health properly. Even then, drinking soda every day is still an assault on your oral health.
You should trim your soda intake back to safer levels and increase your oral health regimen if you want to combat its harmful effects on your teeth.
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