After a long day of work or school, it can be tempting to come home and pop open a can of your favorite soda. However, drinking sugary, acidic soft drinks have been linked to an increase in tooth decay and dental cavities. The carbonation and acids in soda weaken the tooth enamel, causing it to become weak and more vulnerable to cavities.
If you’re unable to kick the soda habit, but want to reduce the risk of developing dental problems, try the following tips:
Soft drinks are not good for your oral or overall health. If you’re concerned about the amount of soda your family consumes, or to make an appointment with Dr. Balota, please contact Balota Family Dentistry. Our general dentist is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.