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You get one set of teeth for your entire life. After your baby teeth fall out and the adult teeth come in, that’s it. There’s no regrowth of a lost tooth. You can’t trim, color, shape, or braid them like you can your hair.

So if our teeth are that important that we only get one set, why are we so apt to do things that are bad for them? Drinking soda is a huge problem for tooth health, and it’s something that our staff of dental experts at Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Chelsea in Chelsea, Michigan want to talk to you about today.

So let’s take a look at how you can save your teeth by saying no to soda.

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 734-475-8911. Dr. Steven Rodriguez, Dr. Swapna Kakarla and Dr. Sandra Hanson look forward to treating your smile!