Drinks that damage your teeth – Brampton Dentists

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Although, in their natural form, coffee and tea can be a healthy beverage, caffeinated ones can cause dry mouth. Adding sugar to them can cause damage to your teeth. Coffee and tea also stain your teeth. Be sure to drink plenty of water after consumption and keep the sugar to a minimal.

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The acid in soda attacks the tooth enamel (the hard surface of the tooth) causing damage to your teeth. The caffeine in them causes dry mouth. A healthier choice is always water, but if you must drink soda be sure to drink plenty of water afterwards and be sure to wait a half hour to an hour before brushing your teeth.

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The sugar and acid in energy drinks is a perfect recipe for bacteria growth in the mouth which may cause tooth decay and dental erosion. When given the choice, water is best for hydration. If energy drinks must be consumed then it is essential to rinse with water afterwards to reduce the potential damage in may cause. Be sure to wait an hour before brushing after having an energy drink as acidic foods and drinks softens the tooth enamel.

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Alcohol consumption reduces saliva flow which may lead to tooth decay and/or gum disease. The reduction of saliva flow also cause dry mouth. Heavy alcohol use increases the risk of oral cancer. Limiting the consumption of alcohol would be wise.

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Christmas, Alcohol and Your Smile!

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Alcohol and Christmas, Brampton Dentists, Top Dentists in Brampton, Brampton Family Dentists,With all the parties, get togethers and festivities around this time of year studies show an increase in alcohol consumption. Whether it be the celebration of the season or a Christmas cheer it’s important to take steps in protecting your teeth and smile.

Here are some simple steps to prevent damage to your teeth after alcohol consumption.

  • Be sure to not over do it and when possible drink alcohol through a straw, as it will direct the alcohol to the back of the mouth staying away from the teeth.
  • Always drink water between and after alcoholic beverages.
  • Avoid fruit juice drinks.
  • Wait at least an hour before brushing your teeth after alcohol consumption.
  • And always use a soft bristle toothbrush.

These simple steps can help in protecting your teeth and your smile!

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