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Archive for February, 2014

Through the Ages…. Acids: Energy Drinks, Juices, Sodas, and More.

There are new villains in the fight against decay.  Trendy drinks are causing decay and a loss of enamel at an unprecedented rate in modern times.    Energy drinks, boxed juices, sports drinks, and soda are laden with sugar and acids.  

Acid

Acid Softens the enamel and chemically dissolves the outermost layer.

 

Sugar

Sugar feeds the bacteria that cause plaque and tooth decay.

 

Timing

The effects of sugary drinks are present long after swallowing.  The saliva stays acidic between sips.  So the enamel is constantly getting insulted from the first sip until long after the drink is gone.

 

Quantity

Super sizing drinks has become a national expectation.  As mentioned previously, sipping small amounts over time leads to perpetual destruction.  The longer it takes to get through a beverage, the more damage there is to your mouth.

 

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