Do you think soft drinks &fruit juices really cause damage to the enamel of your teeth?
Enamel is the protective layer on the outside of teeth but it can decay. Soft drinks and fruit juices have a high percentage of sugar, which can decay teeth if you drink a lot and do not maintain good oral hygiene, so I would say to be cautious rather than stop drinking them completely. After all, drinking something like orange juice is supposed to be good for you but then you've got your teeth to worry about! The question is, can we ever win?
Soft drinks & fruit juices don't cause damage to the enamel of teeth directly but they're responsible for it. These soft drinks and fruit juices contains sugar which helps oral bacteria to adhere to the enamel of the teeth. These bacterias are forming acid from the sugar. These acids cause demineralization of the enamel of the teeth.
So good and regular oral hygiene is a must to prevent tooth decay. Brushing and flossing teeth, scrapping tongue, antiseptic mouth wash and regular dental check up helps to maintain good oral hygiene.
Access intake of soft drinks & fruit juices can make the sugars stay on the teeth in mouth longer. This may help bacteria to cause damage to teeth. But normal intake along with good oral hygiene shouldn't cause damage to the enamel of teeth.
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I think that soda or pop is really bad for your teeth. I also think it is horrible for your stomach. As far as the juices I would say possibly if the juices contain sugar.
yes all the acid in those drinks are hard on the enamel, they are not good for you
The acidity in citrus fruits--particularly lemons--can cause damage to dental enamel if you eat them frequently and don't wash your mouth or brush your teeth immediately afterward.
Many soft drinks are also acidic, and the sugar in the full-sugar variety cause dental decay.
Sugary soft drinks are implicated in metabolic syndrome, which leads to Diabetes II. That's a very strong motive for steering clear of them.
Sugar-free soft drinks aren't healthy drinks, either. Both sugared and sugar-free soft drinks contain phosphorus, which decreases calcium absorption by the body and can lead to osteoporosis.
Water with a splash of non-sweetened fruit juice or tea with a bit of lemon probably aren't harmful, but it's a good idea to clean your mouth and teeth after drinking them. (Tea can stain your tooth enamel, also.)
However, I'm neither a dentist or a doctor. These are the experts you should ask if this is an important question (and answer) to you.
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