What effects does Coca Cola have on your teeth?

15/01/2016

What effects does Coca Cola have on your teeth?

We all know that Coca Cola is dangerous for our health, but we still drink two or more cokes a day.
Do you know how much sugar does a Coca Cola can contain? Or what kind of damage might cost to your health? What happens with your teeth?
We have a couple of information that will shock you:

Sugar

One Coca Cola contains more than 9 tsp. of sugar. Bacteria that live inside your mouth eat sugar, producing acid as a result. This acid begins to erode your tooth enamel around the bacterial colony, allowing the bacteria to move into the eroded areas and eventually leading to cavities. Depending on the time that it takes you to finish, a soda can increase or decrease the total damage done to your teeth. It only takes 20 seconds for bacteria to produce acid but the effects can last 30 minutes.

Acid

Dental erosion is a type of tooth decay that results from acidic liquids contacting your teeth. Soft drinks such as Coca Cola and Diet Coca Cola contain phosphoric acid, an acid that is used in industrial cleaners. Erosion from phosphoric acid affects the entire tooth, unlike localized erosion that leads to cavities. Coupled with the acid produced from bacteria. Coca Cola is a double threat to tooth enamel. Symptoms of dental erosion include temperature sensitivity, pain, cracking and transparency.

Dye

Carmel dye is used to create Coca Cola’s deep brown color, but doesn’t actually add to the flavor of the soft drink. Carmel coloring contributes to yellowing of your teeth, and weakened enamel makes it easier for teeth to become stained. Yellow teeth are unsightly, but don’t actually affect your health.

Precautions

Tooth decay may be prevented by limiting consumption of Coca Cola and other soft drinks. We are advising you to drink soda with a straw to minimize its contact with your teeth. Brush your teeth immediately after consumption to prevent staining and to neutralize acids.

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