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Effects of Soda on Your Teeth

Ever seen those videos where someone puts a baby tooth in a glass of soda and watches it decay? Well, the effect of soda in an actual mouth is a bit different. You have your saliva to help wash away the sugar, you eat other things throughout the day, and brush at least twice a day to remove debris or plaque. Nevertheless, soda is not something we recommend you consume more often than a once-in-awhile treat. Here’s why: Sugar Soda has extremely high sugar content. The bacteria that cause tooth decay feed off of sugar and excrete acid, which is what causes tooth decay. The more sugar our teeth have ...

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Do You Know the Connection between Alcohol and Oral Cancer?

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Because April is alcohol awareness month, we want to take some time to discuss some of the devastating effects alcohol can have not only your overall health but also your oral health. Did you know that alcohol abuse (more than 21 drinks during the week) is the second largest risk factor for developing oral cancer? And when you combine its effects with tobacco use the risk of developing oral cancer increases exponentially. Here's what you should know.

How Alcohol Affects Your Mouth

When you drink alcohol, it dehydrates your mouth. This can contribute to "dry ...

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