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Drink Smart for a Healthy Smile Jefferson, GA
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We are all faced with hundreds of choices every day. Some are easier to make than others, while some choices are more impactful than choosing what color socks to wear. When we think of making healthy choices, we often focus on fat and calories and how they will affect the number on the scale. However, another vital factor to consider is how what you choose to eat and drink will affect the health of your smile.

Inside your mouth live millions of oral bacteria that help break down particles left behind after eating and drinking. These bacteria are helpful, but when they congregate in large quantities, they cause plaque, leading to tartar buildup, cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. Making wise choices when it comes to what you drink is essential to maintaining a healthy smile, because with every sip you take, you are literally bathing your teeth in whatever drink you choose.

The Most Harmful Beverage Choices:

  •        Carbonated soft drinks – Most soft drinks are full of sugar, creating a thriving atmosphere for damaging oral bacteria. Soft drinks also contain phosphoric and citric acids to wear away tooth enamel.
  •        Sports drinks – Popular among kids, teens, and athletes, sports drinks are very tasty. However, most sports drinks contain high quantities of sugar and should, thus, be avoided.
  •        Energy drinks – Just as with soft drinks, energy drinks contain both high amounts of sugar and acids. They may perk you up, but they are damaging to your smile.
  •        Alcohol – Liquor, beer, and mixed drinks contain a high amount of sugar and carbs, and they are also highly acidic. This combination increases the risk for severe oral health problems.

The Best Beverages for Your Smile:

  •        Water – There is no better drink option on the planet than water. Not only is it readily available, but it contains no harmful ingredients. Water also helps rinse away food particles and bacteria from the teeth.
  •        Milk – Milk contains calcium and vitamin D to help strengthen the tooth enamel and jawbone.

If your smile has suffered from the frequent indulgence of unhealthy beverages, contact Jefferson Dental Care. Our practice offers comprehensive dental treatments to reverse the damage caused by soft drinks and alcohol and restore your smile to optimal health and beauty.

Posted on behalf of Jefferson Dental Care

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Jefferson Dental Care

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 8 reviews

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Karen W.

We have had great experiences with Dr Gannon and Dr Vetter and their entire staff. They make you feel at ease and therefore we don't dread going to the dentist anymore

Barbara S.

This office is wonderful, Dr. Gannon is amazing super nice and the staff are so sweet. Thank you all for a great experience

Mindi C.

I live and work in Habersham but I have used this group for 15 years. I will drive the distance to see them because they are the best !! See you in 12/15/14 Dr Vetter.

Malcolm W.

Great folks!!! All the folks there are special ... Gotta love that Doctor Vetter!!!

Lee L.

What a GREAT experience!!! Dr Vetter is AWESOME!!

Wanda B.

Dr. Paul gannon is the best...

Caroline W.

Very friendly staff, professional and knowledgeable.

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Contact Us

1689 Old Pendergrass Road Suite 310
Jefferson GA, 30549

Tel: (706) 367-0010

Opening Hours

Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.