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What are the worst drinks for your teeth?

Little Girl on the Beach | Dentist in Bangor, MEIf you want to protect your oral health, you should probably avoid the following beverages:

Drinks that are Bad for Your Teeth

  • Coffee—If you drink your coffee with cream and sugar, it will contribute to tooth decay. But even if you drink it black, it will stain your teeth over time.
  • Tea—This beverage is similar to coffee because it can also stain your teeth. With sugar, it’s that much worse for your teeth.
  • Energy and sports drinks—Many people turn to these to give themselves a little boost, whether they are participating in sports or not. But the high sugar and acid levels in these popular beverages mean they can wreak havoc on your tooth enamel.
  • Soft drinks—It should come as no surprise that soda is also loaded with sugar and acidity.
  • Citrus juices—Although juice with no added sugar can be healthy for your body, the acid in juices such as grapefruit and orange juice can permanently damage the enamel on teeth.
  • Alcohol—Many alcoholic beverages are full of sugar. Because the alcohol dehydrates, it can decrease your saliva production. Dry mouth can lead to cavities and other problems.

Contact our Bangor, ME Dentist Office Today

It’s best to make water your beverage of choice most of the time. If you have other questions about beverages and tooth decay, be sure to contact our Bangor, ME dental practice.


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