It is very important for you to care for your teeth, and there are several things you should avoid doing and consuming. Specifically, there are some drinks, such as sodas and other soft drinks, that you should avoid altogether. Fortunately, though, there are a number of healthy drinks you could consider replacing them with.
You probably know that you should avoid sodas. Similarly, some sugary juices could also be bad for your pearly whites. While you may think sport drinks are a good option, they are commonly made with high fructose corn syrup, dyes, and salt—meaning they’re actually very similar to soda.
If you’re struggling to cut sweet drinks out of your diet completely, seltzer is one option you can consider. You see, seltzers, which are often lemon or lime flavored, are bubbly drinks that are mostly made of carbonated water. Seltzers are generally considered a healthier choice because they have no sugar in them.
You can also consider the benefits of kombucha, which is a fermented tea loaded with healthy enzymes and probiotics. Many individuals enjoy this beverage, partially because it contains fruit puree, which gives kombucha a great natural taste. Kombucha is also carbonated, but is still better for your smile than soda.
If you’re interested in learning more about these drinks, or other drinks you could consider, please don’t hesitate to contact Robert H. Watson Jr. DDS, PA at 704-523-7221. Dr. Robert H. Watson and our team will be happy to assess your smile and help you devise a plan for improving your oral care. We’re excited to hear from you soon!