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Soft Drinks and Dental Health: 7 Facts

Most of us get a “sweet tooth” from time-to-time, but there are better options to choose from other than repeatedly reaching for a soft drink.

Did you know that …

  1. A high incidence of Dental Caries (tooth decay) is associated with frequent consumption of soft drinks.
  1. Dental Erosion (dissolving of the tooth) is associated with frequent consumption of soft drinks (even diet drinks !) because it increases the acidity (lowers the pH) of the mouth.
  1. Frequent consumption of soft drinks increases the possibility of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
  1. Consumption of a soft drink “spikes” your blood sugar levels.
  1. Soft drink consumption may have a negative impact of the bone mineral density, thus increasing the risk of developing Osteoporosis.
  1. Frequent consumption of soft drinks can lead to increased Weight Gain.

But on a good note…

  1. Consumption of water helps to Neutralize the Acidic pH of the mouth.


Information provided by Dr. Mark B. Whaley with Aesthetic and General Dentistry

205 Ward Circle, Brentwood TN


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