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Benefits Of Quitting Your Soda Habit

Soda in 3 glasses with iceSoda offers no important vitamins or nutrients and it’s also full of high-fructose corn syrup. It may surprise you that a typical can of 12oz soda contains up to 40 grams of sugar, equal to around 10 teaspoons! Excessive amounts of sugar have been linked to many different problems, such as obesity, diabetes, and high blood sugar.

In addition to all of the above health issues, the sugar level and acid content of soda can be incredibly detrimental to your dental health. Soda has been shown to weaken the tooth enamel, causing sensitivity, dental cavities, and tooth decay.

Benefits Of Cutting Out Soda

Below are just a few of the many benefits of cutting out soda:

  • Weight loss – High-fructose corn syrup has been proven to contribute to the growing obesity epidemic in America. Consuming too much sugar can cause you to gain weight. By cutting out soda, you can start to lose any excess weight and feel healthier in the process.
  • Healthier teeth – As we stated above, the sugar and high acid content of soda have both been linked to the weakening and stripping of tooth enamel. In addition, dark soda can also cause staining on the teeth, which can make them look yellow and dull. If you’re looking to improve the health and beauty of your smile, cutting out soda is a good idea.
  • Digestive health – Lastly, for those prone to digestive problems, soda can cause them to worsen. If you frequently suffer from bloating, diarrhea, or if you have irritable bowel syndrome, soda could be making these problems worse. Cut out soda and other forms of high-fructose corn syrup, and watch as your digestive problems begin to regulate.

For more information on helping your children achieve and maintain healthy and beautiful smiles, please contact Great Outdoor Pediatric Dentistry. Our pediatric dental office is located in Dover, New Hampshire.

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