The Soda Addiction
Do you love your sugary liquid and just cannot find a way to break the soda habit? We have some information that might help you change your mind. Don't get us wrong, soda is good... SOMETIMES. Its when it is an everyday habit that it can be a problem.
We are learning, sadly, that diet soda can be just as bad as regular soda when it is consumed in excess.
It is hard to look at, but:
Yes, that says that the mouth on the left is that of a methamphetamine user and the one on the right, a DIET soda abuser.
As stated above, a soda (even non-diet), every once in a while is fine, but when it becomes a habit, it shows. This is because the sugar in the soda is not the only damaging ingredient. The citric acid in regular and diet soda erodes the enamel on your teeth.
The individual of interest in this article abuses soda to the extent of drinking 2 liters daily for three to five years. Whoa. Sounds crazy, right? But, unfortunately, it is more common than one would think. Just ask your dentist. Need more convincing? This one has a crazy comparison of soda drinker to drug user and the facts are staggering.
As with anything, moderation is always key. But, if water is not helping to kick your soda habit, check out this article with tons of soda alternatives. Your teeth and your body will thank you (and so will your orthodontist and dentist). : )