We all know that soft drinks are not very healthy, that they are full of sugar, preservatives and dyes. But in spite of that, the consumption of these bubbling liquids continues to increase all over the world.
The truth is that many people believe that sugar-free soft drinks do not harm oral health, but did you know that diet soda can also ruin your smile?
These drinks contain a more acidic pH and lower the pH of the oral cavity, increasing the possibility of developing a caries lesion (mainly those that contain sugar) and tooth erosion.
Another thing to consider is the amount of colorants that soft drinks carry in their composition. When the enamel is weakened by the acid it is more sensitive to staining with any coloring substance.
Therefore, specialists recommend replacing soft drinks with other beverages, such as juices or water.