Protect Your Teeth from Soda and Fruit Juices
With packaging and brand that are made in such a way, a lot of people are easily fooled by certain foods or beverages. Though the intake may contain ingredients that are harmful to the body, such as sugars and acids in high levels.
Prof. Laurence Walsh, from School of Dentistry, University of Queensland explains that none of the fruit juice, soda, sports drinks and sugar-free drinks are safe for consumption.
This is because the four types of all ages favorite beverage contains sugar as well as several types of acids that can damage teeth, including citric acid, phosphoric acid and tartar acid.
So what if it was already taken? “You can neutralize these acids by rinsing using tap water or chew sugar-free gum,” advises Professor Walsh as quoted by ABC Australia.
You could also drink mineral water, especially those containing bicarbonate as these substances can neutralize acid that enters the mouth.
But Prof Walsh warned, eliminating acid from beverages already stuck in your teeth after drinking soda should not be done by immediately brushing your teeth.
Better to wait until half an hour, because brushing your teeth will add damage to the enamel because it is softened due to exposure to soda.
“(In addition), remember that the best health drink is water. When you limit your intake of other beverages, the body will say ‘thank you’ to you,” he concluded.