In today’s calorie-obsessed culture, it can be hard to hear the truth among all the other health-conscious noise. Salt Lake City residents are frequently misinformed and misled about the health benefits of trends such as cleanses, sugar alternatives, diets, organic vs. nonorganic, and a myriad of other common topics. Today Dr. Brickey and Dr. Provine would like to clear up any misconceptions about dental health and diet soda. If you have any questions please call us at Natural Smiles Dentistry.
Are Diet Sodas Healthy?
The short answer: no. Originally conceived as low-calorie alternatives to one of America’s first commercial legacies, diet sodas have become extremely popular amidst our country’s never-ending battle to lose weight. There’s only one small problem – diet sodas are only marginally better than regular soda. Compared to water, diet soda has zero nutritional value and contains many ingredients that are harmful outside of moderation.
Diet Soda & Dental Health
Diet soft drinks are not good for your teeth. Although they are not as detrimental to your smile as regular sodas, which usually have around 45g of sugar per serving, sugar is not the only problem when it comes to soda consumption. For example:
Do You Have to Give up Diet Soda?
We know that lots of Salt Lake City folks love their soda and Dr. Brickey and Dr. Provine won’t tell anyone what they can and can’t drink, but the Natural Smiles Dentistry team also wants you to make informed decisions about your health. We want everyone in Salt Lake City to have beautiful smiles and strong teeth, but it’s up to you to maintain healthy habits that keep your teeth safe between visits to our office. If you have any questions or would like to visit us for an evaluation, (801) 997-6655.
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