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As you may already know, soda can harm your smile. It can also cause severe discomfort. If you’re not careful, soda can create enamel erosion and tooth decay, which are two dental issues that can result in tooth sensitivity and tooth extraction. So, to help you keep soda from harming your smile, our Advantage Dentists dental team encourages you to do the following things:

-Drink different drinks: Try replacing soda with a healthier option that contains less sugar. Some options include milk, sugar-free drinks, and 100 percent fruit juices. Although diet soda might seem like a better option, it still contains elements that can harm your smile, so try to avoid drinking it.

-Rinse your mouth: It’s important to rinse your smile with water after you drink soda. Doing so will rinse your teeth and will eliminate some of the sugars and acids that attack to your smile.

-Clean your smile: Make sure you properly clean your smile after you have consumed a sugary drink. Brush your teeth for two minutes with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You should also rinse your mouth with fluoride mouthwash after you brush and floss. The rinse will complete the cleaning job and will strengthen your smile.

-Take advantage of professional fluoride treatments: Professional fluoride treatments are available when you come into our office for a regular dental cleaning and exam. These treatments come in the form of a gel, varnish, or foam and they give your teeth the strength they need to survive. They are also usually flavored to make the treatment more enjoyable.

If you do these four things, your smile will finally be protected from enamel erosion and tooth decay. At Advantage Dentists, we care for you and your smile, and we want you to have the best oral health possible, which is why we strongly recommend cutting back on soda. If you need help doing so or if you have any questions or concerns about how to care for your smile in Katy, Texas, please call 281-829-5000 today and schedule an appointment with one of our dentists. We will be happy to help you!