Your Favourite Drinks May Be Destroying Your Smile!
We all know that sugary treats can be harmful to your oral and overall health, but you may be surprised to note the drinks that are also harming the health and appearance of your smile!
With high sugar content, soft drinks are widely accepted as detrimental to your oral and overall health. What you may be surprised to learn is the variety of other drinks that have the potential to damage the integrity and appearance of your teeth:
Many juices have the same high sugar content that soft drinks possess, and juices such as orange and pineapple have a high acidity content that can contribute to enamel wear. If you do consume juice it is important to rinse your mouth with water as soon as possible to remove the sugary and acidic residue.
Tea and Coffee
If you are seeking to keep your smile white and bright for as long as possible, you may wish to avoid the consumption of tea and coffee. These have been proven to discolour your smile over time. If tea or coffee has discoloured your smile, at our North Strathfield Dental Practice and Meadowbank Dental Practice we can provide professional teeth whitening services to erase these signs of discolouration.
Energy drinks, much like soft drink have incredibly high levels of sugar and enamel destroying acid. Even if you do select “sugar free” options your teeth will still be exposed to acid wear whilst consuming these beverages.
Contrary what marketing may have you believe, sports drinks can be an unhealthy choice for your oral and overall health due to their high sugar content.
Much like other highly coloured foods and beverages, red wine can contribute to the discolouration and staining of your smile. If you do drink red wine it is best to rinse your mouth with water as soon as possible to remove any superficial surface stains before they have a chance to cause long term staining.
At MyDental Care we are more than happy to provide guidance to establish a healthy diet that supports optimal oral health. For further information, or to arrange an appointment at our dental practice located in North Strathfield, please contact us.