Archive for January 2016

How Harmful is Soda For Your Teeth?

First, let’s look at some numbers. About 50% of Americans drink 2.6 glasses of soda daily. This adds up to approximately 45 gallons of soda a year! While most of us know that soda contains high concentrations of sugar, this is only a small fraction of how these beverages harm our teeth. In addition to sugar, soda is very acidic. Acidity is what actually causes the protective outer covering of our teeth (i.e. enamel) to become soft and eroded. Soft, demineralized enamel is more prone to form cavities by bacteria.