Back in May 2015, the internet exploded with the famous What Happens One Hour After Drinking A Can of Soda? infographic by The Renegade Pharmacist. Many people were shocked to discover that high fructose corn syrup in soda largely attributes to the obesity epidemic in America.
As a dentistry, we're focusing on soda from a different angle - how it effects your teeth. It's actually not so much the sugar in soda that causes tooth enamel decay but the acids and preservatives. Even if you drink diet soda, you're STILL susceptible to tooth decay. Over a period of time, drinking soda will cause the pH of saliva you produce in your mouth to lower. Once this happens, bacteria increases in your mouth and eventually cause your teeth to erode.
While everything can be good in moderation, we think it's important for you to know what you are putting into your body and how that impacts your overall oral health. The effects of soda on teeth is no joke. Schedule an appointment with us and we'll give you more information on how you can prevent tooth erosion. Check out this infographic found on Lifehack that illustrates exactly what we're preaching!