Soda continues to increase in popularity among children, teens, and adults. However, soda habits can damage your teeth and increase your risk for developing cavities. Soda is much more acidic than water. These high acid levels weaken the hard enamel that covers your teeth and protects them from decay. Additionally, soda also contains high concentrations of sugar. Sugar acts as a food source for the bacteria in your mouth, which secrete acids of their own as they metabolize sugar into energy. These acids eat through tooth enamel and are the cause of cavities and tooth decay. Diet soda isn’t any better for your teeth than regular soda, because many companies add more acids to diet soda to improve its taste without using sugar.
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