To Drink Or Not To Drink Out Of A Straw

Posted on Behalf of Rock Point Family Dentistry

Cedar Park TX DentistThe question of the day is whether you should drink or not drink out of a straw. At times, your preference will determine if you’re going to drink your yummy beverages out of a straw, or via the timeless method of throwing your neck back and letting the liquids flow into your mouth! However, there are times when you need to determine if drinking out of a straw is right for your particular circumstance. In other words, drinking out of a straw is not always a preferential decision, but rather a circumstantial decision.

  • If you’re concerned about gas, then straw drinking should not be for you. When you sip a drink (particularly carbonated drinks) through a straw, this can cause an unpleasant and unexpected exiting of the gas from the inside of your body to the outside of your body. Let this be your warning!
  • If you just had an oral surgery, then straw drinking should not be for you. Approximately one week after an oral surgery, you should not suck out of a straw. This can cause your blood clot in your socket to dislodge give you dry socket.
  • If you just had a teeth whitening procedure done at Rock Point Family Dentistry, you should choose to suck through a straw. Drinking out of a straw can help prevent certain staining beverages from discoloring your teeth. When you bypass your teeth with a straw while sipping you are not allowing beverages such as tea, coffee and wine to stain them.

Our goal at Rock Point Family Dentistry is for you to have the healthiest, best looking smile possible. We offer you a caring environment for your entire family. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

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