What’s in Your Drink?
We all know sugary soda is hard on our teeth, but here are a few things that might surprise you. According to a study in the Journal of General Dentistry, all soft drinks contain enough acidity to damage tooth enamel, and result in weaker teeth, sensitivity, and cavities. Researchers found that the non-colas such as Mountain Dew and 7-Up caused the most damage, due to the citrus flavor additives (citric and malic acids), which are more corrosive to teeth. What’s the safer choice? Mug Root Beer. This soda contains neither phosphoric nor citric acids. To keep teeth healthy, it is best to limit or avoid soft drinks. Another helpful practice is to use a straw so harmful acids have less contact with your teeth … and brush after every meal!