Does Coca-Cola Damage Teeth?

Coca-Cola is considered one of the most popular drinks in the world. People purchase Coca-Cola bottles every day without thinking about how they may impact their teeth. The truth is that Coca-Cola can do more harm than good to the teeth, especially when it’s consumed on a regular basis.

Coca-Cola is packed with acid, which can damage your tooth enamel and allow bacteria to collect in various areas of your mouth. When this occurs, you may face cavities. Another significant issue with Coca-Cola is its dark color. If you drink too much of it, you may notice teeth staining and be unable to achieve those pearly whites, regardless of how much you brush.

Also, Coca-Cola has been known to cause dental erosion, which is the loss or wear of dental issues by acids. This condition can lead to uncomfortable symptoms such as pain, sensitivity, and cracking. If you’re wondering whether you should quit drinking Coca-Cola altogether, you should know that we do suggest this.

However, if you cannot completely give up your Coca-Cola habit, try to save it for special events or when you go out to eat. If possible, we recommend drinking water on a daily basis. It’ll keep you hydrated and has no ingredients that may potentially hurt your teeth. You can always spruce it up with some lemon, lime, and/or berries.

Contact River Run Dental

If you have further questions about Coca-Cola and how it may affect your teeth, we encourage you to call our office today at 804-262-1060.