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The 3 Worst Drinks for Your Teeth and Oral Health

A woman with exceptionally white teeth smiles into the camera.If there is one thing that we all need to make an effort to do, it is to protect our teeth and oral health. After all, a smile is often the first thing that we tend to notice about the other person. A smile can, therefore, have a massive impact on your confidence levels. One of the easiest ways to protect your teeth is by being mindful of what you eat and drink. With that in mind, below, we will take a look at some of the different drinks that are bad for your teeth so that you can get a better understanding. 

What are the Worst Drinks for Your Teeth?

There are a number of different drinks that can be bad for your teeth, but let’s look at some of the main ones below to get a better understanding:

Drinks to Avoid #1: Fruit juice

A lot of people think that fruit juice is a healthy choice. However, it is often loaded with sugar, and so too much fruit juice can actually be bad before. It is better to eat the fruit in its original form than to drink fruit juice. Plus, the sugar combined with the acid content can be very bad for your teeth. As a consequence, it can be just as bad for your teeth as soda is, but more on that next! Drinking fruit juice in moderation and cleaning your teeth afterward is the best move. 

Drinks to Avoid #2: Pop

Next, we have pop! You probably won’t be surprised to find this drink on the list. Again, the acid content and the presence of sugar are the real issues here, as soda is filled with both. Sugar is damaging because the harmful bacteria in your mouth will eat it, excreting it onto your teeth. Plus, when you drink something acidic, acid is essentially touching your teeth, which starts dissolving your enamel. 

Drinks to Avoid #3: Sports Drinks

Aside from the drinks that we have mentioned so far, you also need to be mindful when it comes to sports drinks. Yes, they can be great after a difficult workout, but they are also very acidic and they tend to contain a lot of sugar as well.

Contact Us Today to Protect Your Teeth and Oral Health 

So there you have it: some of the drinks that you need to avoid when it comes to protecting your teeth and your oral health. Nevertheless, this is not the only step you need to take when it comes to protecting your teeth. You also need to make sure that you have regular dental appointments. This is something that we can help you with here at Signature Smiles. Please do not hesitate to give us a call today for more details. Book you or your children’s next appointment today!

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