In today's fast-paced world there are countless choices to pick from to wet your whistle.
A new trendy beverage that is gaining in popularity is sparkling waters and seltzers.
From a dental perspective, there are a few things to keep in mind when selecting your beverage of choice:
Any drinks consumed between meals that contain sugar will put you at risk to develop cavities. Read nutrition labels and keep your eyes peeled for any added sugar.
The main difference between seltzer water/sparkling water and tap water is carbonation. When a beverage is carbonated it becomes acidic. This acidity can cause enamel erosion. Once you lose enamel it doesn't come back.
So, is sparkling water just as good as regular tap or bottled water?
At the end of the day regular tap water or bottled water is the best thing for your teeth. But if you need a little something more to spice things up, seltzer water is significantly better for your teeth than soda or juice.
Dr. Jensen says that like all things in life, take everything in moderation.
If you're family is due for a cleaning or dental checkup, give Rogue River Family Dental a call at 616-866-7720!