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Keeping your teeth in good shape is important. After all, you get exactly one set of permanent teeth for your entire life. It makes sense that you’d want to do all you can to take care of them, right?

If that’s true, then why do so many of us drink far more soda than we should? Well, the answer is that it’s hard to say no to something that tastes great! The thing is, though, that Dr. Gurusharan Singh and the team at Parkview Dental in New Whiteland, Indiana see almost every day, the problems that too much soda can cause.

If you’re ready to commit to better tooth health, then read through what we’ve seen as negative effects of soda consumption.

Weakened enamel
The biggest thing soda does to your teeth is weakening your enamel. That’s the hard outer layer of your teeth that protects against infection, and protects the pulp – the living bundle of nerves and blood vessels – from harm. With weakened enamel, you’re more prone to get a cavity, abscess, or develop an infection requiring a root canal to fix.

Stained teeth
Admit it – we all want a dazzling white smile. Something about it just lends an air of confidence that we’d otherwise have a hard time finding. The problem with soda is that it’ll stain your teeth a light brown – especially if you drink darker colas. These stains are really hard to remove, and can negatively impact your overall appearance.

Soda does a number on your teeth, and we want to do all we can to help you have the best smile possible. Get in touch with us today at 317-535-7522.