dietsoda-300x281If you didn’t realize just how harmful diet soda can be for your overall health and well-being, you probably didn’t realize how damaging it can be for your teeth as well. Soda is bad enough because of the sugar contained within. When the sugar mixes in your mouth it combines with the bacteria that is naturally present there. This helps to form acid.

Acid then begins to attack the enamel on your teeth, helping to erode the enamel, break it down, and lead to increased risk of cavities and other serious conditions.

Diet soda is generally advertised as being sugar-free but that’s because it contains its own acid. This acid will do the same thing as the acid that forms in your mouth when drinking regular soda, but at an advanced rate.

As far as methamphetamine, more commonly referred to as meth or crystal meth, this is an illegal drug that can cause a tremendous amount of damage to one’s health, personal life, professional life, and your teeth. If you’ve ever seen pictures of a person who has been addicted to methamphetamine for an extended period of time you will notice one thing in common: missing teeth.

That’s because crystal meth attacks the enamel on the teeth and begins to break it down very quickly. If you were to compare the amounts of people who have been on crystal meth for several years with those who have been drinking diet soda consistently for 10 or 15 years, you might not notice a significant difference.

If you care about your oral health, enjoy the smile you have, and want to protect your teeth, it’s a good idea to avoid some of the worst habits for them. If you drink soda on a regular basis, begin curtailing that. Give yourself a reward and only one can of soda a day to start and then work that back to once every other day, twice a week, once a week, and then eliminate it altogether. Your smile and your oral health will thank you.