How Does Alcohol Affect Your Teeth? - Dr. Kumar Vadivel, DDS, FDS RCS, MS

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Since alcohol and teeth hate each other, You are allowed to love both of them, In this video Dr. Vadivel ex...
Since alcohol and teeth hate each other, You are allowed to love both of them, In this video Dr. Vadivel explains how alcohol affects your teeth. Hi. I’m Dr. Kumar Vadivel, a licensed periodontist. I want to talk to you about the impact of alcohol on your teeth. If you are watching this video, then I know that you are likely asking the question, Is alcohol bad for your teeth? Well, the answer to that depends on two things: how much alcohol you drink and how well you take care of your teeth. If you drink moderately and take good care of your pearly whites, they are apt to stay in relatively good health. As a whole, alcohol is not good for your teeth. It is acidic, which is destructive to the enamel on your teeth. If you combine your drink with soda, this makes it even more acidic, and the sugar will promote the growth of the bacteria that produces even more acid. Alcohol will also help to dehydrate your mouth, which reduces the amount of saliva you have. The right amount of saliva is necessary to control the bad bacteria in your mouth, which helps to keep your tooth’s enamel in good health. The risk of getting periodontitis is also greatly increased by alcohol because and raises the amount of sugar in your mouth. The other danger that I must mention is the increased risk of oral cancer. Alcohol reduces the protective lining of the mouth and throat. This means if you smoke, it enables more carcinogens to pass into your body, tripling the possibility of getting a variety of head and neck cancers. You can protect your teeth and keep your smile looking great by minimizing your alcohol intake. If you already have teeth damage, come and visit my office for a consultation to restore your smile.
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