A recent study has found “no discernable difference” between the damage sugar-loaded sodas and those that are sugar-free do to the teeth. This is true even of alternative sodas that contain sweeteners like xylitol and erythritol, both of which offer some dental health benefits when used in oral care products. It is also true of carbonated water and all other carbonated beverages. This is because it is not the sugar content in these beverages that causes enamel to erode – it is the carbonation itself.
Enamel erosion is a common dental health problem that can result in increased tooth sensitivity, severe discoloration, and a higher risk for cavities. The best way to prevent erosion is through a solid oral health routine – one complete with limitations on carbonated and acidic beverages. While abstaining completely is not necessary, using restraint and only consuming a few carbonated beverages every week is best.
What if My Teeth are Already Eroded?
If your enamel is already eroded, our Phoenix cosmetic dentists can help. With services including dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and dental crowns we can help protect teeth impacted by erosion and keep your smile strong and attractive for years to come. We will discuss these treatments as needed during your routine visits to our office.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of enamel erosion, please contact Scott T. LeSueur, DDS & Charles A. Dodaro, DDS to schedule a consultation today. Located in Mesa, our dentists welcome patients from Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, and all surrounding areas of Arizona.