Sugar-Free Does not Equal Safe

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Wed, 12/09/2015

Research has found that sugar-free drinks are just as harmful to teeth as those containing sugar. To learn how to protect your teeth call Fresno dentist Dr. Miyake at <a href=559-224-0103 today" src="/sites/" style="height: 145px; width: 300px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: right;" />A new study has found there is “no discernible difference” between the damage sugar-laden sodas and sugar-free alternatives do to tooth enamel. Conducted on 70 sets of molars separated into two groups, this study found that both sugar-free and sugared sodas softened enamel 30 to 50%, making neither option particularly good for oral health.

Softened enamel can result in a number of functional and cosmetic issues including tooth yellowing and heightened sensitivity. If you are a frequent soda drinker – even if your beverage of choice is sugar-free – call 559-224-0103 to schedule a consultation with Fresno cosmetic dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake and learn how we can help protect your smile from serious damage.

When Your Brush Your Teeth Matters

If you drink a large amount of soda throughout the day, it is likely that brushing and flossing will do little to prevent damage. The acids in these drinks can soften enamel to such an extent that brushing can actually cause more harm. It is best to wait at least 30 minutes between soda consumption and tooth brushing to guard against additional enamel removal. Dr. Miyake can discuss this along with ways to protect your smile from additional damage during your next visit to our office.

To schedule an appointment at our Fresno, California location, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS today.