A new study from the University of Melbourne has found “no measurable difference” in the damage sugar-loaded and sugar-free sodas, fruit juices, and sports drinks do to teeth. Much of this has to do with the impact acids found in these beverages have on tooth enamel, an impact that makes the presence or absence of sugar mostly irrelevant.
Damage done to the enamel of teeth cannot be undone. This means that daily consumption of acidic beverages will have a lasting impact on the health and appearance of your smile. If you have begun to notice a yellowing of your teeth or are experiencing increased tooth sensitivity or pain, please call Burke dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban at 703-323-8200 today to schedule your next appointment.
Professional dental cleanings can only do so much to protect teeth. In order to prevent decay and disease a strong daily oral hygiene routine is necessary. This should, of course, include brushing after every meal and snack, and flossing both morning and night, but minimizing your consumption of sweet and acidic beverages is important as well. Dr. Marzban can discuss this with you in greater detail during your next visit to our office.
To schedule an appointment at our Burke, Virginia location, please contact Pamela Marzban DDS today.