What does summer mean to you? Does it mean enjoying some delicious soda? How about winter? Does it mean bundling up and reaching for a crisp, cool soda? Whether you call it pop, soda pop, or anything else under the sun, if you’re someone who loves it, it’s probably a year-round favorite. Unfortunately, if you’re not well-informed, you may be doing some damage to your oral health without realizing it. Even when you think you’re making some wise choices, you may be doing just the opposite. Learn more! We have a helpful Q&A for you.
Questions and Answers
Question: What’s the problem with drinking soda? Is it just that they can stain my teeth?
Answer: Unfortunately, drinking soda leads to a variety of problems. While clear options won’t stain your teeth, all sodas can lead to problems with your oral health. It’s acidic, which means it’s going to eat away at your tooth’s outer layer known as enamel!
Question: Can’t I just drink diet soda?
Answer: The bad news is that while you’re steering clear of the cavity-causing sugar, you’re still introducing tons of acid into your mouth with every sip. You’ll still be putting your oral health at risk.
Question: Is there anything I can do? I love drinking soda and don’t want to give it up but I know how important it is to protect my oral health.
Answer: Yes. While it’s not a perfect system, you can consider the following: Instead of sipping it, use a straw. That will minimize exposure of teeth and gums to the soda. It’s better to drink with meals, as well. Of course, it’s also always beneficial to follow soda with water to rinse it away.
Protect Your Smile With Good Choices
Get answers to the questions you’ve been wondering about by coming in for a dental visit. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.