The Rising Addiction & Effects of Soft Drinks
With Christmas just a few weeks away, we just wanted to remind the community that soft drinks contain a lot of sugar and cause issues to your teeth and general diet.
We have found the soft drink to be the new generation addiction – even more so than smoking. Some are even consuming it as their morning beverage of choice over coffee, water, or tea.
People consume ‘diet or sugar-free soft drink believing it’s better for them, but they are still highly acidic which removes enamel and weakens tooth structure.
Did you know that fruit juice also contains a lot of sugar (sometimes the same amount as soft drinks and equally acidic)? We encourage you and your children to instead have a piece of fruit for the fiber and benefits.
Be aware that even sipping an acidic beverage over a long period of time can cause more damage than drinking normally.
If you’ve acidic drinks, remember to rinse your mouth with bicarb soda and water before brushing to help protect your enamel.
Withcott Dental wishes everyone a safe and happy festive season.