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What Your Favorite Drinks Might Be Doing to Your Teeth

February 18, 2018
Posted By: Andrew Anderson, DDS
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While consistent visits to your dentist every six months are important, you also have to be aware of what you are consuming. The food and drinks that you enjoy each day could be contributing to tooth decay, cavities, and staining of your teeth. Your general dentist in Edina has some advice on which beverages you should be aware of when it comes to protecting your teeth.

The Worst Culprits for Tooth Decay

Soda or soft drinks are absolutely the worst culprits when it comes to your teeth and tooth decay. Because they're carbonated, high in sugars, and also highly acidic, they present a triple whammy of sorts for your teeth. Beverages that are sugary and acidic tend to wear tooth enamel away faster, which results in tooth decay and cavities.

The Biggest Offenders for Staining

If you're looking to keep your teeth whiter and brighter, coffee and dark teas are the beverages to avoid. These cause the most staining as well as another evening favorite: red wine. While most of us don't want to give up our coffee or red wine, you can minimize the damage by drinking water after your morning coffee and while you enjoy your wine.

One That May Surprise You

One beverage that is also on our list is fruit juices. Many people find this surprising as juices are thought of as "healthy;" however, they are also high in sugar content, and some such as orange juice are also acidic, presenting the same dangers as soda - believe it or not!

Call Our Edina MN Dental Office

We know it's hard to give up some of your favorite beverages, but even limiting your consumption can make a difference. And remember that regular visits to your team at 50th and France Dental Care will also help you combat the damage done by your favorite drinks. Call us today to schedule your next appointment!

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