Posts for: July, 2016
Find out why these popular drinks could have a serious impact on your smile.
Especially during summer and fall, it’s easy for anyone to rush to those sugary drinks to cool off during the heat of a game or while enjoying the beach. But before you or your little one grab another soda or sports drink it’s time to stop. While water might not seem like the exciting choice, it’s much safer for healthy smiles. If you don’t believe it, ask your Roswell dentist Dr. Wyman Martin. While it’s important to stay hydrated, particularly during the hot summer months, those high sugar and acidic drinks can increase your chances of tooth decay. While many people already know the dangers of drinking soda, sports drinks are also just as bad. If you read the nutritional label on these drinks you may be surprised at how much sugar is in a can of soda or a sports drink.
While sugar itself doesn’t affect your enamel, when the bacteria in the mouth comes in contact with sugar it produces acid. This is where all these issues begin. With every bite or sip of sugar, acid continues to attack the teeth, causing decay and cavities. The more often you consume sugar the more damaging it will be for you or your child’s smile. And remember that our Roswell general dentist would much rather give you the proper tools to prevent decay and cavities than have to perform a root canal or place dental fillings.
So, instead of reaching for that sports drink, opt for water instead, which will keep you hydrated during your activities without affecting your smile. If you or your child aren’t as thrilled about drinking water then consider adding a slice of fruit to the water to add a fun and healthy burst of flavor.
Caring for your and your child’s smiles may require effort, but the rewards are worth it. If it’s time to schedule your next dental cleaning and oral exam then call The Martin Dental Center for Oral Health and Aesthetics in Roswell today to book your appointment.