Tooth friendly Tea

Soft Drink Impact on Tooth Erosion

In today’s context, an average-sized soft drink, containing 17 teaspoons of sugar in a 20-ounce portion, raises concerns. Additionally, certain citric acids found in fruit drinks are surprisingly more erosive than potent acids like hydrochloric or sulfuric acid, known as battery acid. The presence of refined sugars and acids in sodas and citrus juices contributes to tooth erosion, causing irreversible damage to the enamel.

Tooth friendly Tea

Tea as a Tooth-Friendly Alternative

Choosing a beverage that avoids irreversible consequences, brewed tea emerges as a tooth-friendly option. A study in the journal General Dentistry recommends brewed tea for its ability to prevent tooth erosion. Beyond its pleasant taste, brewed tea offers various health benefits, being rich in natural antioxidants that are associated with a reduced risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

Tea vs. Soft Drinks

The study emphasizes that the erosive effect of tea is on par with water, which has no erosive impact. However, experts caution against adding milk, lemon, or sugar to tea, as these diminish its natural flavonoids and associated benefits. Conversely, prepackaged iced teas are discouraged due to their citric acid content and high sugar levels. The temperature of the tea, whether warm or cold, doesn’t matter, as long as it’s home-brewed without additives.

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Practical Tips to Minimize Erosion

For those seeking to minimize enamel loss and tooth erosion, the study provides practical tips:

  • Reduce or eliminate carbonated beverages, choosing water, milk, or tea.
  • Avoid additives like sugar, lemon, and milk in tea.
  • Consume acidic drinks quickly and use a straw.
  • Chew sugar-free gum to enhance saliva flow.
  • Rinse with water to neutralize acids, waiting an hour before brushing your teeth.




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