Fairfield, CT – If you’re thirsty, you might think there’s no harm in drinking a soda. The caffeine will wake you up, and you’ll enjoy the refreshingly sweet taste. You could opt for a sports drink instead, reinvigorating your lost nutrients. Did you know that you could be damaging your teeth? Sugar, acidic chemicals and food coloring cause dental erosion. Sodas and sports drinks are among some of the worst offenders.
Enemies of Enamel
Your teeth are coated with a natural enamel to protect them and help them last longer. Enamel is a barrier from cavities and tooth decay. According to a study published by the Academy of General Dentistry, non-cola soft drinks are more likely to erode the teeth than cola drinks. A separate dental study showed that colas are more acidic than sports drinks, but both types of beverages reduce the enamel layer and can cause poor dental health. [Read more…]