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Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

Soda Pop and Oral Health

  • Soda pop is the primary source of sugar in the American diet.
  • A 12-oz. can of regular soda pop contains 40 grams of sugar, which provides about 160 calories but little nutritional value.
  • An estimated 20% of 1-and 2-year olds consume about a cup a day of soft drinks.
  • Teens drink three times more soda than 20 years ago, often replacing milk.
  • Diet sodas actually have more acid in them than regular soda, leading to enamel erosion.
  • "Sport drinks” are no safer when it comes to tooth erosion.

Tips

  • Reduce soda pop consumption.
  • Don’t drink soda pop before going to bed.
  • Swish out your mouth with water to dilute the sugar and acid.
  • Drink fluoridated water and use a fluoride toothpaste.

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