Soft drinks destroy teeth

They might hit the spot on a hot summer day, but soft drinks are anything but sweet for your teeth. Low pH levels in typical soft drinks make your mouth acidic—the ideal environment for sugars to attack the hard, protective outer layer of the teeth called enamel. Worn enamel means your teeth are dental Swiss cheese—thin, soft and full of holes. Not good for keeping your mouth healthy.

Flavored waters and fruit juices

Flavored waters and fruit juices are generally lower in sugar than soda, but many have high levels of citric acids. There’s a reason why citric acid is added to detergents: It’s an abrasive that cuts through tough stains. That’s the same stuff splashing on your teeth. Yikes!

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