Sugar often contained in a soft drink acts like an acid dissolving the enamel on teeth. Each time you eat a snack containing sugar or drink a soft drink, the resulting acid attack can last up to 20 minutes.
The naturally-occurring bacteria in the mouth use sugar as energy to multiply and stick themselves to the surface of a tooth.
Over time, this turns into plaque and continues to eat away at your tooth's enamel. Small holes (cavities) will eventually be made in the enamel. Left un-treated cavities will continue to grow. These un-treated cavities will eventually result in fillings by a dentist
How much sugar in one can of soft drink?
In one 375ml can of soft drink there is approximately 8 teaspoons of sugar. That is difficult to notice at times as certain drinks will have massive amounts of sugar yet also include more bitter flavours as well.