The foods and beverages you consume can make a big impact on your smile, and certain beverages are notorious for causing tooth decay and yellowing of the enamel . Soda is one of the worst offenders; it not only has a hefty dose of decay-promoting sugar, but it is also highly acidic. Acid can quickly erode tooth enamel, exposing the more delicate dentin layer underneath. Even diet soda is acidic, so it is not a much better choice than regular varieties. Many sodas are also darkly colored and stain the teeth easily. Water is the best alternative to soda, but you can reduce the damage of enjoying the occasional soda by drinking it through a straw.
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