As environmental activists have drawn attention toward the negative impact of plastic straws on the environment, many businesses and individuals have started using reusable straws. Dr. Giovannini and our team are big fans of sustainable solutions that can improve your oral health, so today we want to talk about some of the benefits of using reusable straws to enjoy your favorite beverages.
Reusable Straws Cut Down on Waste
Around the world, people are realizing that single-use plastics have negative effects on the environment. Plastic straws are one of the worst culprits, as estimates show that Americans use around 500 million single-use straws every day — and these plastic straws go right into the trash once they’re no longer needed. To cut down on the amount of trash you and your family produce, why not opt for reusable straws? This way, you can continue to enjoy your favorite beverages with a more sustainable option.
Protect Your Tooth Enamel with a Straw
Aside from providing you with a sustainable way to enjoy your drink, reusable straws may help protect your tooth enamel! When you drink with a straw, you limit the amount of time your teeth are exposed to the liquids you drink. Many of our favorite beverages (coffee, juice, or soda) are highly acidic or full of sugar that can wear away on enamel. By using a straw, you may be able to reduce your risk for developing cavities!
Want Whiter Teeth? Use a Straw!
Not only can many drinks damage your tooth enamel, they also can stain your teeth! Coffee is one of the worst culprits. By using a reusable straw, you can reduce the exposure of your pearly whites to coffee or other stain-inducing beverages.
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