Oral hygiene is a matter more and more discussed by media all over the world. Besides the increasing costs of dental services, most of the procedures are also very painful, so it is advisable to do everything in your power to avoid visiting your dentist more than for your bi-annual check-up.
Among the drinks that are worst for your teeth, sodas are the most damaging. Due to their PH level, they attack your teeth by actually eroding their enamel. The enamel is the outer part of the tooth, which keeps it shiny and prevents bacteria from entering the tooth and creating cavities. Once the enamel has been compromised, it is very easy for cavities to dig in and attack the tooth. Other ingredients that damage the enamel and are found in soft drinks are citric acid and phosphoric acid.
Nonetheless, they favour the appearance of cavities, due to the high level of sugar they contain. You should not be fooled by sugar-free drinks, as they have the same effect on your teeth and you overall health. If you are uncertain of what soft drinks you should avoid or consume moderately, there are numerous helpline numbers that can help you with details. However, we recommend you to replace them with water. If you cannot give them up altogether, then try rinsing your mouth with mouthwash after you drink them or chew sugar free gum.
Another enemy of your teeth is coffee. This drink that everyone loves, especially because it helps them wake up easier, causes the teeth to turn yellow. Even though you cannot see it with the naked eye, your teeth after coffee consumption have numerous stains. If you do not maintain a proper hygiene (brushing your teeth or using mouthwash after each cup of coffee), you will soon have to undergo teeth whitening treatments, which are extremely expensive. Nonetheless, red wine has the same effect as coffee on your teeth.
Other types of drinks that have become more and more popular in recent years, but have extremely damaging effects on the teeth are sports and energy drinks. Just like soft drinks, they have a high level of acidity, which damages the enamel of the teeth. Moreover, they are mostly consumed by youngsters and teenagers, whose teeth are even more fragile. Most of them consider that these types of drinks are healthier than soft drinks and that they will improve their performances. Thus, they are amazed when they find out that sports and energy drinks are even more damaging than soft drinks, because they also have a high level of caffeine; all in all, they combine the gruesome effects of soft drinks with those of coffee.
If you are a regular consumer of either of these drinks and have a problem giving them up, you don’t have to be alone in this struggle. There are numerous hotline numbers that you can use in order to discuss with people who can help you substitute a damaging habit (such as consuming soft drinks) with healthier ones.