How Different Beverages Affect Your Teeth?

By First Posted: Aug 12, 2017 Sat 9:07 PM
How Different Beverages Affect Your Teeth?
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Beverages are the complementary drinking items that we all prefer with our meal or just during a hangout or to get de-stressed from a long tiring day. There is no doubt that drinking beverages make us feel refreshed but it has some implications to our body and especially to our teeth to which it is directly exposed.

Here below is a small list of few famous beverages and their effect on your teeth.

Soda: Most drinking sodas are acidic, which means each time you drink a soda bottle, you expose your teeth to up to twenty minutes of acid exposure. This contact undermines the enamel and makes it defenseless to bacteria and, over time, cavities. So try brushing your teeth twice to control the enamel erosion.

 Coffee: Though coffee as a beverage does not impact your teeth in an extreme manner, however, there are less desirable effects on your smile over time if you consume coffee on a regular basis. The most common results of drinking too much coffee include staining and tooth sensitivity. 

Red Wine: Like coffee, red wine too does not impact your teeth in an extreme manner, however, can stain your tooth enamel. Red (and some white) wines can also diminish the grip of your enamel root, making your teeth weak and responsive when brushing. Try to reduce the negative impacts of drinking red wine by rinsing your mouth out after drinking wine, limiting alcohol consumption, and brushing and flossing gently.

Citrus or Lemon Juices: Citrus juices are highly acidic and can impede tooth enamel very quickly. Consumptions of drinks like lemonade, orange juice, lemon juice, and other citrusy beverages in moderation do not affect your teeth in any negative manner but can cause serious damage over time due to long exposure. Again, drink such juices in moderation and keep up regular oral health procedures to avoid serious problems.

Above are the few drinks and their implications on your teeth.


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