Can soft drinks cause tooth decay?
Frequent consumption of soft drinks is a common cause of tooth decay.
These drinks contain high concentrations of sugar, phosphoric acid and citric acid, which can cause damage to tooth structure.
Individuals who sip on soft drinks throughout the day often have a high incidence of tooth decay because their teeth stay coated with sugar and acid for long periods of time.
The best way to prevent soft drink tooth decay is to limit the frequency of soft drink consumption and brush your teeth or swish vigorously with water after consuming a soft drink.
Submitted by: Lisa Nobles, Office Manager, Kincaid Family Dentistry, 635 McCarthy Blvd., New Bern, 636-0011