Sparkling Water Not So Sparkling For Your Teeth!
We are seeing an increase in adults with cavities forming over a short period of time and many are drinking more sparkling water. Sparkling water is made by adding carbon dioxide gas to flat water. This process produces carbonic acid, which is the same stuff found in soda, minus the sugar. When your teeth are exposed to high amounts of acid, it eats away at enamel and cavities begin to form. Add more citric flavoring and this adds another layer to the problem. If you drink these sparkling waters frequently, we suggest rinsing with water after drinking and brushing as well. If you are concerned about this and have more questions please ask us at your next visit! Now accepting new patients, call now for your appointment. 703-548-8584