Oral Health

Drinks that are acidic and high in sugar can harm and destroy your teeth.

Acidic and sugary beverages soften tooth enamel, which can lead to tooth erosion and decay. Sugar helps to feed harmful bacteria, which creates acids that attack and harm the tooth enamel. This loss of coating can lead to tooth decay and increases the risk of cavities forming. Additionally, sipping slowly on acidic and sugary drinks exposes you to more harm due to the extended contact time with your teeth.


It is, therefore, essential to limit your intake of fruit juices, soft drinks, and energy drinks, which are high in sugar and acid. Try drinking water, which contains no acid and no sugar- it’s free and good for your health!


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