Vending Machines: Cavity Dispensers

Vending machines put out all kinds of stuff. But vending machines at work or school can dispense cavities right along with the candy and soda pop that we love so much in afternoon pick-me-ups.

So-called soft drinks don’t do teeth any favors. Not even diet soda.

That’s because sugar isn’t the real culprit. It’s carbonic acid—the stuff that gives soft drinks their fizzy bubbles can be deadly to tooth enamel. A sugary uncarbonated drink like Kool-Aid is actually easier on teeth than, say, Diet Pepsi. Of course, a regular (full sugar) soft drink just adds insult to injury. If you just can’t resist sodas then be sure to rinse with water after the treat!

You Might Also Enjoy...

How to Get and Maintain Your Whitest Smile

Keeping your smile its whitest isn’t difficult, but it takes some self-discipline to maintain an effective oral care routine. Your best smile comes from a combination of dentist visits and personal care at home.

The Anatomy of Dental Implants

When a person is missing a tooth or multiple teeth, this creates many issues that impact the look of a smile and the overall dental health.

Can Impacted Teeth Cause Headaches?

Everyone experiences impacted teeth differently. Many of us get impacted teeth during adolescence. For most people, they erupt with no fuss or muss, while others may have to deal with numerous problems associated with impacted wisdom teeth.

5 Important Preventative Dental Treatments

Preventive dental treatments involve instruction, treatment, and the practice of keeping a proper oral hygiene routine. Preventative care is crucial for having healthy teeth and an attractive smile.