Soda and Its Sugar Content = Destructive Results
Got milk? Or got soda? For your smile’s sake, we hope the former.
In a study recently published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry and reported in Medical News Today, researchers found that participants with the lowest level of teeth wear and tear drank a lot more milk than sodas or fruit juices. More than 79% of adults studied had evidence of “dental erosion” —when the enamel is worn away by acids and sugar— and 64% had at least mild tooth wear. The study also showed that men’s teeth didn’t wear as well with age as women’s, with more than double the risk of dental erosion as compared to women. Nearly 4,000 people participated in the study.
Many soft drinks contain at least six teaspoonfuls of sugar. Actually, according to statistics from Livestrong.com., one regular 12 oz. can of Coke contains a whopping 39 grams or the equivalent of MORE THAN NINE TEASPOONFULS OF SUGAR! Think that Coke figure was high? How about a 20 oz. Mountain Dew, which, according to www.sugarstacks.com, comes in at 77 grams of sugar? Yikes!
You can see why Williamsburg Dental recommends sticking to water and milk.Our patients are sweet enough already!