Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Costs of Drinking Flavored Water

We mistakenly see Vitamin Water and other flavored waters as an acceptable alternative to water. However, flavored water and any other type of enhanced water may be having adverse effects on your oral health. Numerous studies have highlighted the fact that flavored waters contain high fructose corn syrup, sugar and various types of acid —all of which can lead to tooth decay, tooth erosion and other dental problems.
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Consuming a lot of high fructose corn syrup or other sugars can cause serious health conditions such as diabetes, liver disease and obesity, in addition to tooth decay and other dental problems. It blocks your body’s ability to recognize when it is full and can actually increase your appetite. These are just a few of the reasons flavored water can be dangerous if consumed in large quantities.

You would have never thought that acid could harm your teeth, but it has basically the same effect as sugar over time.  Acid leads to the breakdown of the enamel of the teeth, which can lead to erosion or decay over time.  Excessive intake of acidic drinks can literally “eat” away the hardest layer of your teeth, the enamel! 

You don’t have to necessarily give up drinking flavored water, it’s just best to consume them in moderation and lean towards water for your daily thirst quencher. If you have any concerns about your oral health, contact us today and we will be happy to answer your questions!

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