The beverages you consume have a huge effect on your oral health. At Bissell Dental Group our patients often ask us for simple ways to improve oral health. The following drinks are commonly consumed by our dental patients and while we know it might be hard to cut out your favorite caffeinated drink, many of these are the worst for your teeth.
1. Soda –
The combination of sugar and acid makes sodas one of the worst drinks for your teeth and gums, leading to enamel erosion. Dark sodas can also cause staining
2. Energy Drinks –
Similar to soda, energy drinks have a large amount of sugar and acid, which can erode enamel.
3. Wine –
The tannins in red wine dry out your mouth and stain teeth, white wine is also highly acidic and can erode enamel
4. Coffee –
Coffee is not as acidic as soda, but sugary coffee drinks can lead to cavities and dark coffee will stain your teeth
5. Tea –
dark teas can stain teeth, but are not as erosive as the other beverages on this list
While you may never cut these drinks out of your life completely drink them in moderation, using a straw, and brushing soon after consumption can help keep your teeth healthy and stain free. For more information on general dental care and teeth whitening contact our Denver dentist office today.