LINCOLN — A University of Nebraska Medical Center dental professor is urging Nebraskans to limit how many soft drinks they consume, because it erodes the enamel on teeth.
Kim McFarland said it doesn't matter whether the soft drinks are diet or regular, because all of it damages tooth enamel.
When the enamel is damaged, teeth can become sensitive and cavities might develop.
McFarland said enamel erosion is a common problem now because people drink so much pop.
McFarland said it's best for people not to drink soft drinks at all. But for people who do drink them, it's better to drink them only at mealtime, and to brush afterward.
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