Drinks or food that contains a bellyful amount of sugar and is acidic are contributing factors to tooth decay and erosion. Soda is no exception to this fact especially when it is consumed frequently. The damage is caused due to the cariogenic and acidogenic effect of the inherent sugar and acid in the soda. Over, the years this results in severely worn out teeth and possibly teeth loss. Heavy soda consumption also causes other health complications like obesity, diabetes and osteoporosis
There are two main types of dental decay caused by drinking soda:1. Erosion
Tooth decay and erosion refer to a severe loss of hard dental tissue that is etched away from the teeth chemically using acid present in the soda. The inherent intrinsic (gastrointestinal) and extrinsic (environmental and dietary) origin of acid are responsible for this damage. It starts when the acid present in the sodas gets introduced to tooth enamel(outermost protective layer of the teeth). The effect is such that the hardness of the tooth enamel gets reduced.2. Cavities
Sodas then go on to affect the next layer which is the dentin and even composite fillings. The damage to the tooth enamel attracts cavities. The combination of sugar and carbon dioxide adversely affects the tooth enamel and causes dental caries or cavities.
The cavity is permanent damage to the teeth that results in holes in the teeth. It develops over time and affects people who consume soft drinks regularly. Heavy amount of sugar that is present in the soda combines with bacteria to release an acid the slowly erodes the teeth. Every attack lasts for approximately 20 minutes and starts over with the intake of every sip. This ongoing acid attack languishes the tooth enamel.
Young children on account of their tooth enamel not being fully developed are most susceptible to tooth decay.
The logical and obvious solution to the problem lies in the termination of drinking sodas. However, it is not easy for everyone to kick the habit. Therefore, it is wiser to take steps that will help in lessening the risk of severe damage.
Dentists conduct quality dental exams to locate the dental problems caused by a wide variety of factors including soda. They protect that beautiful smile by offering dental cleaning services to deprive the teeth of all the residue of food and drinks that cannot be removed by regular brushing of teeth.
Sometimes, when due care is not taken on time, excessive soda consumption can damage the teeth to such an extent that it is irreparable. In such circumstance of loss of teeth, the dentists provide services to rectify the problem.
The dentists in Elmhurst are dedicated to providing excellent dental care to the patients. They are trained to deal with an array of dental problems. They treat all their patients like family.
Book an appointment with Dr Vinit Shah for the treatment. The treatment is cost-effective and will save you from embarrassment caused by tooth decay.