Wednesday 25 September 2013

Soda and Teeth

Soda related tooth decay..
People across the world use different words to identify a sugary, carbonated soft drink. But however they say it, they're talking about something that can cause serious oral health problems.

People who drink 3 or more glasses of soda each day have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than others. Sugar-free drinks, which account for only 14 percent of all soft drink consumption, are less harmful. However, they are acidic and potentially can still cause problems.
According to studies, some teenagers drink as many as 12 soft drinks a day.
“Acidic substances attack tooth enamel, and upper layers of the tooth can even be dissolved in some acidic drinks,” said Dr. Attin in an interview with Reuters Health.  “However, protective agents in saliva may help repair and rebuild damaged tooth enamel.”
Protection from soda related decay??
“You should wait at least 30 minutes after drinking soda before brushing your teeth, said researchers at the German Association for Tooth Protection meeting.”
                                                               ( Source: “The journal of American Dental Association”)
Our Health Advice from iDENT Dental Clinic, Andheri, 
specially for you:
“Put down the pop and sports drinks and pick up some nice fresh water instead"

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