Sugary Drinks & Oral Health

Published On 02/08/2021

Sugar-sweetened beverages have high levels of sugar and even drinking one per day, can significantly harm your teeth and cause irreversible damage. Beverages like sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and fruit juices can contribute to tooth decay, tooth erosion and can lead to serious health issues. 

Tooth decay occurs when sugar feeds the bacteria in the mouth and produces acid. The acids attack the tooth structure and enamel for at least 20 minutes after consuming a sugary drink, increasing your risk of tooth decay.  Avoid frequent sipping, every time you take a sip, you re-expose your teeth to the 20-minute acid attack.

Rethink Your Drink. Choose Water for a lifetime of healthy teeth and healthy gums!

1 20oz soda contains 17tsp of added sugars

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