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Sip All Day Get Decay!

Here’s how to get cavities:

  • Sugar in sweetened drinks combines with bacteria in your mouth to form acid.
  • Diet pop contains its own acid
  • Acid in soft drinks, whether they contain sugar or not, is the primary cause of weakening tooth enamel.
  • The acid attacks your teeth, each acid attack lasts about 20 minutes.
  • The acid attack starts over again with every sip.
  • Ongoing acid attacks weaken your tooth enamel.
  • Bacteria in your mouth cause cavities when tooth enamel is damaged.

How to reduce decay:

  • Drink water instead of soft drinks.  It has no sugar, no acid and no calories!
  • Sugar and acid are BAD for your teeth.  Regular soda pop is high in sugar, diet soda is high in acid.
  • Don’t sip for extended periods of time.  Ongoing sipping prolongs sugar and acid attacks on your teeth.

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