Does Pepsi Damage Teeth?

Pepsi is one of the most popular soft drinks on the market. Since it was introduced back in 1893, many people have purchased and consumed it on a regular basis. It contains carbonated water, caramel color, phosphoric acid, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, and natural flavors. While these ingredients may not seem alarming, understand that they have the potential to take a serious toll on your oral health.

One of the greatest issues with Pepsi is the fact that it can cause erosion. Erosion is the loss of tooth enamel caused by acid. It can lead to uncomfortable symptoms such as sensitive teeth, cracks and chips, discoloration, and severe pain.

Additionally, Pepsi can affect dentin, which is the second layer of the teeth. It may damage it and eventually cause cavities. Unfortunately, cavities are a common occurrence in people who drink soft drinks such as Pepsi on a regular basis. Pepsi drinkers are particularly prone to cavities if they don’t care for their teeth properly.

If you’re not able to completely cut Pepsi from your diet, we encourage you to drink it in moderation. Rather than Pepsi being your drink of choice at every meal, save it for special occasions and only drink it every once in a while. If possible, stick to water as much as possible as this is the one drink that does not have any chance of harming your teeth.

Contact River Run Dental

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