So what does all this soda drinking do your teeth? First many sodas contain extremely large amounts of sugar. For example, a 12 ounce can of soda can contain up to 10 teaspoons of sugar. Sugar the fuel of bacteria to form plaque which decalcifies teeth and ultimately causes a cavity.
Now if you drink 3 to 4 cans of soda a day, how much bad sugar are you consuming and think about the harmful effects it will have on your teeth.
A very popular brand of soda is Mountain Dew, it also contains one of the highest quantities of sugar. One 20 ounce bottle of Mountain Dew has 20 teaspoons of sugar, this is a massive amount of sugar for one soft drink to contain. This is the same soft drink that is supposed to give you hydration and energy, but think about the effects it can have on your teeth.
The other danger that carbonated beverages contain is acid. Many drinks contain large amounts of acid that eats away at your tooth enamel. Once tooth enamel is worn away the tooth is susceptible to decay. Worn tooth enamel can also cause cold and sweet sensitivity.
The good news is that there are some great alternatives to drinking soda. There are many flavored waters that do not contain sugar or carbonation.
Beware of the many dangers soda or carbonated drinks can have on your teeth as well as your overall health. Choose a health choice like water, when you are feeling thirsty and in doing so you will also protect your teeth.