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Chesapeake VA Family DentistHappy New Year from our entire team at Midgette Family Dentistry. We are honored to serve you in 2018 with our caring, comfortable and expert dental services.

Many of you probably made resolutions for 2018, and many of those resolutions probably included weight loss. If this is you, then you’re probably trying to cut sugar out of your diet. This is hard, but it will benefit your weight loss goals and also benefit your dental health as well.

Cutting soda drinking out of your diet will help lessen your sugar intake dramatically. A soft drink has around 39 grams of sugar in one 12 fl oz can. Wow, that’s a lot. Congratulations if you cut that out of your diet.

Source: Dental Erosion | American Dental Association (

Perhaps you’re replacing your sugary, fizzy drinks with fizzy drinks to help get the same carbonation kick, but without the sugar content. This will definitely help you cut out almost all sugar, but that fizzy drink can have harmful effects on your teeth.

A carbonated drink’s fizz is created by carbon dioxide. The sparkling drink causes a chemical reaction to happen in your mouth. It turns the CO2 into carbonic acid. Dental erosion can occur because the acid will wear away your tooth enamel.

For this reason, it is best to get your water hydration from regular water. For tips like these, and to find out other ways you can achieve optimal dental health, schedule your appointment with Midgette Family Dentistry today. We care about every aspect of your oral health.

Source: Dental erosion and severe tooth decay related to soft drinks: a case report and literature review – PMC (

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