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Worst Drinks For Teeth

Which Drinks Should You Avoid Some of the most harmful substances for your oral health are the drinks we have every day. Even seemingly healthier options can negatively impact teeth, so it's essential to understand the properties of the liquids we consume. Fruit Juice Most people mistakenly believe that fruit juice is a healthy beverage choice. However, even 100% juice is extremely high in naturally occurring sugar. Others, such as citrus juice, are high in acidity as well. To prevent some of the negative [...]

By |2022-07-19T08:00:42-07:00July 19, 2022|Nutrition|

Tooth Health: Cut out the Carbonation

Soda, Coke, Soft Drinks, Energy Drinks—whatever you call them, they're bad for teeth. You probably know that soft drinks aren't good for you. They are high in sugar and provide little nutrition other than some "empty calories." Even if you enjoy the diet/zero calorie versions, the acid content can be a problem. That's because the carbonation that provides the fizz and bubbles also contains carbonic acid, which can raise the ph balance of the mouth and weaken tooth enamel. Additionally, most soft drinks use [...]

By |2020-01-14T08:00:23-08:00January 14, 2020|Patient Education|

Vending Machines: Cavity Dispensers

Vending machines put out all kinds of stuff. But vending machines at work or school can dispense cavities right along with the candy and soda pop that we love so much in afternoon pick-me-ups. So-called soft drinks don't do teeth any favors. Not even diet soda. That's because sugar isn't the real culprit. It's carbonic acid—the stuff that gives soft drinks their fizzy bubbles can be deadly to tooth enamel. A sugary uncarbonated drink like Kool-Aid is actually easier on teeth than, say, Diet [...]

By |2017-07-11T00:00:33-07:00July 11, 2017|Patient Education|