Drink Maybe you know it as soda, or maybe even pop? How ever you may identify a sugary, carbonated drink they can cause serious oral health issues. Dr. Rizk, the best Dentist in Allendale NJ has seen an increase of patients with erosion of the tooth enamel (protective layer of the tooth). Carbonated drinks also contain acid that eat away enamel, once enamel is gone it will not grow back. It has become one of the most effective sources of tooth decay. Targeting people of all ages, some teenagers drink as many as 13 soft drinks daily and the average American up to 45 gallons a year!

Carbonated drinks can contain over 11 teaspoons of sugar per 12 oz can! You will be prone to have dental decay and dental erosion as you continue to drink soft drinks on a daily basis. Students who sip on soda all day while studying are main targets for tooth decay. When soda is consumed in a long period of time your teeth are actually being bathed in acid!

What to do? Dr. Rizk  your NJ dentist suggests you don’t consume soda at all but he has some tips for patients who continue to drink it.

•Don’t drink soda throughout the day

•Limit consumption of soda to meal time

•Brush afterwards—toothpaste with fluoride and use mouth rinse

•Rinse with water if brushing is not possible.

•Get professionally applied fluoride treatment: Dr. Rizk can apply fluoride in gel form.

  • Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner. Tooth decay-causing bacteria still linger between teeth where your toothbrush bristles can’t reach. This helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
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Carbonated Drinks: Is it worth it?

  • brushing and flossing on a regular basis, brushing after consuming foods that can stain your teeth and visiting our office every six months or as recommended
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  • Brush your teeth twice a day with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won't do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
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