“Sip All Day Get Decay!”
Did you know that the average American drinks 56 gallons of soda pop a year? Wow!
The Minnesota Dental Association has been spreading the word on how soda pop affects your teeth. Have you heard their phrase, “Sip all day, get decay?” It means exactly what it says! Sipping on soft drinks and fruit juices can cause tooth decay. This is because of high amounts of sugar and high acidity levels, which can cause cavities even if you have never had a cavity before in your life!
So, before you leave that open bottle of pop in your locker to drink between classes, check out our information below!
Soda Pop Tips
You can avoid tooth decay and other health problems that arise from drinking too many soft drinks and other carbonated beverages such as sports drinks, energy drinks and sweetened teas. Limiting your intake, brushing and flossing twice a day and regular check-ups at Willowdaile Cosmetic and Family are great ways to protect your smile. Following these will help to reduce your risk of tooth decay and improve the whole health of your mouth!
If you would like to learn how to prevent cavities and why you should reduce your child’s sugar, meet with our dentists for an appointment in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Vincas Sidrys and Dr. Matthew Garcia are all here to help protect the smiles of all our patients; just give us a call at 919-479-5800 to plan your appointment!
(Information is courtesy of the Minnesota Dental Association.)