We all know that soda is bad for your oral health. The logic behind this is easy enough; after all, a substance so sugary is sure to feed your oral bacteria and invite serious tooth decay and gum disease. Knowing this, there are some people who think they can avoid such problems and still enjoy all the soda they want simply by switching to sugar-free soda options. Unfortunately, this is nowhere near as good an idea as it may sound.
Indeed, even a completely sugar-free soda can encourage cavities and gingivitis. The fact is that, when it comes to your dental care, sugar is not the biggest problem with soda. Soda is carbonated, and any beverage with carbonation is going to be highly acidic. This acid serves to weaken your tooth enamel in the same way that the acid produced by your oral bacteria does. It is this acid that is doing most of the harm to your teeth.
You can minimize the effect of soda on your teeth by following up your drink with some water. Meanwhile, always be sure to keep your regular dental check-ups with our Issaquah dentist.