Dr. Svans explains how soft drinks affect your teeth.
A lot of people may not know about the effects that soda and cola have on their teeth.
So let me give you a little bit of information on that. Number one, a lot of people will think, oh, I am drinking diet soda.
Why do they say oh I am drinking diet soda to me? Because they are telling me that there’s no sugar in it.
True, there’s no sugar in diet soda but the main issue there with any type of soda is actually the acidity of the soda.
And what we have found is that when we test sodas, their pH levels, if you know what pH levels are, are in the 2 to 3 range.
To give you some comparisons, water is 7 and battery acid is 1. So you are closer to battery acid than you are to water on the scale.
What that acid is doing, it’s kind of simple, that acid is eating away the enamel of your teeth when it sits in concentration in between your teeth that’s when cavities start to happen.
When it sits in concentration in the grooves of the teeth, that’s when cavity start to happen, as well.
So it’s really that acidity of the soda that’s causing the problem. Yes, sugar is another big problem with the sodas, but it’s the acidity that really causes the problem universally in sodas.
About Dr. Svans:
Dr. Erik Svans, D.D.S., is a 1997 graduate of the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco. He is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), American Dental Association (ADA), Arizona Dental Association (AZDA), Dental organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI) and a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and affiliated with the International College of Implantologists (ICOI). Dr. Svans specializes in Smile Design and Reconstruction, Dental Implants CEREC, Laser Dentistry, Teeth Whitening, Invisalign, and Dental Technology Advancements.