In today’s calorie-obsessed culture, it can be hard to find the truth among all of the health-conscious noise. Often times, Midlothian residents are misinformed and mislead about the health benefits of trends like as cleanses, sugar alternatives, diets, organic vs. nonorganic, and a myriad of other common topics. Today, Dr. Alex Hawkins would like to clear up any misconceptions about dental health and diet soda. If you have any questions please call us at Hawkins Family Dentistry.
The short answer is 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 battle to lose weight. There’s only one little 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 soft drinks are not good for your teeth. Although they are better than regular sodas, which usually have around 45g of sugar per serving, sugar is not the only problem with soda. For example:
We know that lots of Midlothian folks love their soda and Dr. Hawkins won’t tell anyone what they can and can’t drink. We at Hawkins Family Dentistry provide this information so that you can make informed decisions about your health. We want everyone in Midlothian to have beautiful smiles and healthy teeth, but it’s up to you to maintain healthy habits that keep your teeth safe between visits to Dr. Alex Hawkins. If you have any questions or would like to visit us for an evaluation, schedule an appointment today.
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