- Drink soda in moderation (no more than one 12 oz can a day)
- Use a straw to keep the sugar away from your teeth.
- Swish your mouth out with water after drinking to dilute the acid and sugar if brushing your teeth is not possible.
- Drink plenty of water (8 glasses a day)
How do you drink soda without damaging your teeth?
- Drink soft drinks with a meal: When there’s lots of saliva present to break down the acid.
- Use a straw with soft drinks: A straw positioned toward the back of your mouth keeps the liquid away from your teeth.
- Brush and floss regularly. This is the number one thing you can do to fight enamel damage.
What happens to teeth when you drink Coke?
When you drink soda, the sugars it contains interact with bacteria in your mouth to form acid. This acid attacks your teeth. Both regular and sugar-free sodas also contain their own acids, and these attack the teeth too. With each swig of soda, you’re starting a damaging reaction that lasts for about 20 minutes.
Is Coca Cola good for your teeth?
Is Coca‑Cola bad for my teeth? Any food or drink that contains sugar and is acidic, including soft drinks, can contribute to tooth decay and erosion, particularly if you consume it often. The key to good dental health is to have good dental hygiene and brush your teeth regularly.
Does Diet Coke cause tooth decay?
Diet sodas and other sugar-free drinks are usually highly acidic, which weakens the enamel on your teeth and makes them more susceptible to cavities and dental erosion. The level of phosphoric acid, citric acid, and/or tartaric acid is usually high in sugar-free drinks so it’s best to avoid them.