Ask the dentist – I’m a teen, should I limit drinking soda?

Ask The Dentist

I’m a teen, should I limit drinking soda?

YES! Whether at school, home or on the weekends, teens are drinking more soda that they have in the past. Not only is the sugar in soft drinks harmful to teeth, the acidic flavor additives can also erode and damage tooth enamel. There are simple ways you can limit the harmful effects of sodas. Try sipping soda through a straw. It cuts down on the contact the beverage has with your teeth. Rinse your mouth with water after drinking soda. It can also reduce the risk of cavities. Or better yet, replace a glass of soda with one of water or milk.

Robin JungblutAsk the dentist – I’m a teen, should I limit drinking soda?