It’s no secret that soda is bad for both your body and your oral health. Soda contains no nutrients and is full of sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. In fact, the average 12oz can of soda contains around 10 teaspoons of sugar! This amount of sugar can increase your likelihood of suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes, and becoming overweight.
In addition to all of these health problems, the acidity and sugar contained in soda can cause all sorts of problems for your dental health. Sodas have been shown to weaken the tooth enamel, and cause dental cavities, tooth decay, and sensitive teeth.
Below are just a few of the many health benefits of choosing to cut soda from your diet:
If you drink lots of soda, it might be a good idea to make an appointment to have your teeth checked out. If you do choose to drink soda, it’s especially important to practice good oral hygiene. This means brushing at least twice a day, flossing every day, and visiting Dr. Behnaz Raisdana every six months for a dental cleaning and a checkup.