A crucial part of a healthy oral care routine is to regularly avoid foods that are going to cause damage to your teeth. If you can avoid causing damage and bacteria buildup to begin with, you can prevent extensive dental procedures as well as the pain and discomfort that come with cavities, cracked teeth, or other painful results of poor oral hygiene. But what are the foods that are most damaging to your teeth? Read the list below for several of the foods that will cause the most damage to your teeth. (more…)
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Many dentists tell their patients to avoid things that are bad for their teeth, such as candy and soda. However, do you know what soda really does to your teeth and what types of drinks are the worst for your oral health? Continue reading to learn all about the negative effects that soda has on your teeth and how to maintain a healthy smile. (more…)
Soda is one of the biggest enemies of dental health. Replacing soda with a healthier option can help you avoid future dental disasters. But we know what you’re thinking. Water is boring! Here are a few healthy soda alternatives that can still help you satisfy your craving while maintaining a beautiful smile. (more…)
You are likely aware that soda is associated with negative health benefits – but did you know the extent of damage they can do to your teeth? Soda and carbonated beverages can cause decay, rotting your teeth. So before you cave and let your child have that soda with dinner or grab another can from the fridge, let Affinity Dental review how soda rots your teeth. (more…)
Ever since we were little, we have heard it all, from the specific, “soda will rot your teeth,” to the most general of statements, “soda is bad for your teeth.” But why? What makes soda so bad?
According to a study published in General Dentistry, soft drinks – like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, Sprite, Canada Dry ginger ale, etc. – and canned teas “aggressively” harm teeth, eroding tooth enamel. Furthermore, this study found that diet sodas were just as bad as regular sodas.
Researcher J. Anthony von Fraunhofer, MSc, PhD, of the University of Maryland Baltimore Dental School exposed 20 healthy teeth to various types of soft drinks and canned teas for 14 days. The findings were rather interesting. In fact, non-cola soft drinks, like Sprite, Mountain Dew, and Arizona Iced Tea were actually 2-5 times more damaging than Coke, Pepsi, and Doctor Perpper. Tap water, root beer, brewed black tea, meanwhile, had very little negative effects to tooth enamel.
According to von Fraunhofer, non-cola soft drinks contain flavor additives that are “far more aggressive” at eroding teeth.
Still, the average person in the United States drinks about 16 ounces of soda daily. That adds up to 53 gallons a year! How much soda do you drink every day? What shape are your teeth in? More importantly, when was the last time you visited the dentist?
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