Carbonated drinks such as cola and soda can wreak havoc on your teeth. The citric and phosphoric acid in these beverages damages tooth enamel. This is to say nothing of the sugar content. Combined, these factors can lead to issues as wide ranging as tooth sensitivity, tooth decay, and even tooth loss.
As if the damage done by carbonated beverages to tooth enamel wasn’t enough, the colors used as additives in these drinks can lead to serious tooth staining. Fortunately, one of the teeth whitening options available at our Fairfax area office can be used to remove stains and restore your smile to its most beautiful appearance.
The best way to prevent stains from carbonated drinks is through a combination of moderation and proper oral hygiene. It is not necessary to complete abstain from carbonated drinks, but consuming them with less frequency will do wonders for your teeth.
Be sure to brush your teeth thoroughly after consuming carbonated beverages and visit our office every six months for professional cleanings. These steps will help your avoid both the physical and aesthetic damages done by these drinks.
When you experience tooth staining from carbonated beverages, one of our cosmetic dentists can eliminate the stains with professional teeth whitening.
If you live in or around Arlington, Tysons Corner, Alexandria, Fairfax, or McLean, Virginia and would like to learn more about your teeth whitening options, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics to schedule an initial consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists today.