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Soft Drink In a Glass

You have braces because you want an attractive smile. What you eat and how you take care of your teeth are extremely important when you have braces. Even just as important is what you choose to drink.

Soft drinks and energy drinks are not healthy drink options even when you don’t have braces, but they are especially bad if you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. The ingredients in soft drinks and energy drinks can have devastating effects on your orthodontic hardware and the improvements you are trying to make to your smile.

All regular sodas are laden with sugar. Sugar is known to cause detrimental damage to your teeth by creating cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. It is also a contributing factor to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease – even among young people. Choosing diet soft drinks is no better for you. All soft drinks and energy drinks contain high amounts of acids. Phosphoric acid, tartaric acid, and citric acid all lead to the decalcification of tooth enamel. Decalcification refers to the reduction of calcium and phosphate from your teeth, leading to higher sensitivity and decay over time.

Not only do the acids negatively affect your teeth, but they also harm your braces. Acids can eat away at the substance that holds your brackets in place, making your orthodontic hardware ineffective at straightening your teeth. When you get your braces off, those who repeatedly drank soft drinks often have discoloration on the teeth compared to where the brackets were placed.

At Broad Street Braces, we encourage you to make water your beverage of choice. Water has highly beneficial effects on the entire body. It is the most abundant natural resource on Earth, with no adverse ingredients.

Breaking the habit of drinking sodas can be difficult. Yet, when you think about how water prevents damage to your smile, the effort of breaking your bad habit is worth it.

Posted on behalf of Broad Street Braces

1819 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA , 19148

Phone: (215) 234-3030


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Our Patient Reviews

Broad Street Braces

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 387 reviews

Felicia W

Excellent staff, excellent service with trusty expertise. It was overall a great experience for my son and myself. We are highly satisfied with all the services performed today.

Alisa O

I am pleased with this Orthodontist location because they are very prompt with appointments. It's never a long wait. The staff is kind and willing to fix misunderstandings quickly. They actually play relaxing music in the office. My favorite staff member is Trinh because she answers questions gracefully. Trinh always greets me with a smile. Glad I chose this dental office.

Phuong H

Really nice office. Very clean and modern. Everyone is friendly, especially Trinh. She is great. Love taking my son here.

Refie H

The staff is really friendly, very satisfied with the service. The place is cozy, and also clean, seriously I recommend it to anyone who wanted to have the braces on

Kevin A

My mom received THE BEST service here. Consultations & visits were a breeze & the staff was always so kind. Their bilingual employee, Sara, was very helpful because my mom only speaks Spanish.

Hung C

This is my son’s first time here. This Office is very nice and very professional. Great service. Mrs. Trinh did an excellent job helping us translate Vietnamese. She is really nice and did a great job! Thank you so much!

Angela D

Great experience!! welcoming and good at what they do. Ask for amanda- she's the best!

Thang N

Many friends told me that Trinh always does a great job and I am very lucky today to have her put my braces on! They look great. I am looking forward to coming back for my second appoinment. The treatment coordinator, Rachel is very friendly and welcoming. She is awesome. I would recommend anyone who is interested in braces to come to Broad Street Braces. You would love Dr. Neil!