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How to Minimize Damage from Drinking Soda and Energy Drinks

Posted on 10/31/2023 by Dr. David Wanserski
Smiling boy with missing tooth, at Wausau, WI.Acidic drinks like energy drinks cause harm to your teeth. Most people will be surprised to hear that such beverages and soda (just to name a few) can damage your teeth's enamel. Excessive consumption of these drinks can accelerate tooth decay and cavities. Every time you drink soda or energy drinks, you are exposing your teeth to acid. It starts by knowing what you are drinking and its contents, then how to minimize the effect of the acid on your teeth.

Portion control

In a day or week, space out the consumption of such foods. Limit the number of energy drinks and soda to reduce the acidic levels in your mouth. Stick to the recommended amounts. Go for cans or smaller bottles to control your intake. One is enough.

Understand the pH and sugar levels

The nutritional information offered on the labels will help you limit the amount of sugar, calories, and other additives. The best pH for your mouth is either neutral or slightly higher. Therefore, drink a beverage that is neutral or slightly alkaline. Choose the ones with low sugar content or go for sugar-free alternatives, which are common nowadays.

Balance with a healthy diet and water

Water is an important part of our diet while caffeine-based drinks dehydrate the body. This is due to their caffeine and sugar content. Maintaining a healthy diet includes eating fruits, vegetables, and other healthy meals that provide your body with the nutrients needed. This will minimize the effects of the unhealthy drinks you might have taken prior.

We are on a mission to help people all over the world to get access to up-to-date information on dental health. Visit our offices and get a detailed summary of all these. For treatments and other services, you will be guided by our professionals.

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