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Are you thinking about pulling through the drive-thru to get yourself a soda? If so, then think again! Soda can severely harm your smile. In fact, it can create enamel erosion and tooth decay, which are two dental issues that can result in tooth sensitivity and tooth extraction if they’re left untreated. So, it’s important to just avoid these dental issues altogether. You can do so by doing the following things:

-Substitute soda with healthier drinks: There are many delicious drinks in the world that won’t damage your smile, so why don’t you start drinking some of those? As long as the drink is sugar-free and it doesn’t have the acidic substances soda does, you are on the right track. Some recommended beverages include milk, 100 percent fruit juices, and water.

-Rinse your mouth: Rinsing your mouth with water will help you constantly rinse your smile and wash away any harmful substance that clings to it. So, make sure you rinse your mouth with water after you have consumed a sugary drink.

-Properly clean your smile: Oral hygiene is important, especially if you are a soda drinker. So, make sure you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. Do so with a soft-bristled toothbrush and with fluoride toothpaste. It’s also strongly recommended that you floss your smile once a day and rinse your mouth with fluoride mouthwash daily.

-Use professional fluoride treatments: When you come into our office for a dental cleaning and exam, our team will give you a professional fluoride treatment. This treatment will give your teeth the strength they need to survive. So, make sure you take advantage of our fluoride when you come into our office.

If you do these four things, you will be on the right track toward a strong and healthy smile in Mesa, Arizona. For more information about tooth decay, enamel erosion, and soda, please call 480-830-8946 today. Your dentist, Dr. Dr. Kent Stapley & Dr. Nathan Kitchen, and our entire dental team care about you and your smile, and we are happy to help you in any way we can!