Soda and fruit juice lead to tooth decay. This is, of course, far from a surprising statement. However, according to a new study, the rate at which these beverages contribute to enamel erosion is more worrisome than once thought.

In a study published in the most recent Journal of Public Health Dentistry, soda and fruit juice were identified as the most significant factors in enamel erosion. This study included over 3,770 participants and found those who consumed soda and fruit juices daily were significantly more likely to develop tooth decay – even when daily oral hygiene habits were ideal. The takeaway? Avoiding fruit juices and soda remains one of the most effective ways to prevent cavities and keep teeth strong and healthy.

Fairfax family dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban suggests moderation when consuming beverages that can harm the teeth. Try limiting juice consumption to once daily and soda consumption to once or twice a week. And make sure you are brushing after every meal, flossing both morning and night, and visiting our office every six months to ensure your smile remains strong and attractive for a lifetime.

To schedule your next appointment at our convenient Burke office, please contact Pamela Marzban, DDS today.