All Press Releases for April 13, 2015

Santa Clara Dentist, Dr. Alan Frame, Warns about the Effects of Excessive Soda and Energy Drinks on Teeth

Santa Clara dentist, Dr. Alan Frame, warns of the dangers associated with excessive soda and energy drink consumption on teeth.

    SANTA CLARA, CA, April 13, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Alan Frame, dentist in Santa Clara, warns of the dental dangers associated with excessive soda and energy drink consumption. According to the National Institutes of Health, sodas, fruit drinks, and energy drinks are among the biggest sources of added sugar in the American diet. More than a quarter of adults drink multiple sugar-sweetened beverages on a daily basis, and a substantial percentage drink a single sweetened beverage about once a day. The excess sugar is a major contributor to obesity and other health problems, but another ingredient combines with the sugar to make these drinks particularly bad for teeth.

Dental enamel is the coating that protects the inner structures of the tooth. Although it is the hardest tissue in the human body, it can become worn and eroded. The body remineralizes the enamel daily thanks to the calcium and other minerals in saliva, but high levels of acidity can prevent the saliva from doing its jobs. Energy drinks, sodas, and some fruit juices are high in acids, and the sugars they contain feed oral bacteria, which then produce even more acids. Some of the biggest offenders include regular and diet soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit-flavored drinks, juice, and wine. Dr. Frame recommends healthier beverage choices instead. These can include:

- Tap water, which contains enamel-strengthening fluoride
- Milk, which has calcium and vitamin D to help your body better absorb the calcium
- Unsweetened teas, which also contain fluoride

Fans of soda and energy drinks are at a higher risk of enamel erosion, sensitivity, tooth decay, and infection. Root canal dentist, Dr. Frame, often recommends more frequent checkups and cleanings or additional fluoride treatments to protect the teeth of those who regularly consume energy drinks and sodas. Patients can minimize their risks by cutting back or eliminating these drinks using straws, rinsing with water immediately after drinking an acidic beverage, and chewing sugar-free gum, which stimulates saliva flow, dilutes oral acids, and contains bacteria-fighting Xylitol.

About Dr. Alan L. Frame, DDS

Santa Clara dental implants expert, Dr. Frame, believes that his patients "deserve the best care in a comfortable, relaxed office. He and his friendly staff work hard to exceed patient expectations with quality care and a warm and friendly environment," according to his team. He offers numerous treatments and services, including dental implant placement, ceramic veneers, teeth whitening, bridges, dentures, dental fillings, dental crowns, and routine dental care. A native of the Santa Clara area, he is proud to work as a community dentist in the area in which he grew up. He attended Santa Clara University, followed by his dental education at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He graduated with the highest honors in 1996. His general practice residency was completed at UCLA. Today, Dr. Frame is a member of the American Dental Association.

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