The human teeth is designed to do several things in our body as well add beauty to our smile. But when not given proper care, the countless of Sugar-free drinks produced may be as damaging to your teeth as those that contain the sweet stuff says Medical News Today
“Many people are not aware that while reducing your sugar intake does reduce your risk of dental decay, the chemical mix of acids in some foods and drinks can cause the equally damaging condition of dental erosion,” said Eric Reynolds, a professor at Melbourne Dental School.
According to the medical News Today, Sugar forms a plaque on the tooth surface that bacteria digest and covert to acid. This acid attacks teeth by dissolving outer layers of tooth enamel, it can expose the soft pulp inside the tooth by creating a hole inside the tooth. So to protect tooth decay, The following 3 steps can help to preserve our teeth health:
- Look for acidic additives such as cirtric acid and phosphoric acid in the ingredient list of sugar free products
- After eating or drinking any acidic products, rinse your mouth with water then wait for an hour before brushing
- Chew sugarless gum after drinking acidic beverages to increase saliva flow to neutralize the acid.