Dental Tips: Rethink Your Sugary Drink

What Does Soda Do to Your Teeth?

Eating with braces can be a little bit tricky.a

Drinking beverages high in sugars and acids not only affect your oral health.

Aside from tooth decay and cavities, sugar-sweetened beverages can also result in other health risks such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Braces help us to have better teeth and more beautiful smiles in the long run. But in the short run, they can make it a little harder to practice a good oral health routine.

Brushing and flossing are more challenging, and you need to be aware of what foods to avoid with braces.

What are sugar-sweetened beverages?

Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) are any liquids that are sweetened with various forms of added sugars like:

Examples of sugar-sweetened beverages include, but are not limited to:

So, how much sugar is in your favourite thirst-quenchers?

Soft Drinks

Coca-Cola (355 ml can) – 39 grams
Mountain Dew (355 ml can) – 47 grams

Mountain Dew (355 ml can) – 47 grams

7-Eleven Coca-Cola Big Gulp – 91 grams
7-Eleven Coca-Cola Super Big Gulp – 146 grams

Juice Drinks

Golden Circle Tropical Fruit (591 ml bottle) – 70 grams
Snapple Lemon Iced Tea (473 ml bottle) – 46 grams
Daily Juice Orange (591 ml bottle) – 48 grams

Milk Drinks

Nesquik Chocolate Milk (473 ml bottle) – 58 grams
Vita Soy Milk (240 ml) – 18 grams

Alcoholic Drink

Mike’s Hard Lemonade (330 ml bottle) – 30 grams

How Tooth Damage Occurs

Fight Tooth Decay and Erosion

Always remember to take care of your teeth, too!

Listed below are some ways you can lower your sugar consumption and keep harmful acids away from your teeth:

Pay attention to what you drink. Pick healthy alternatives to sugary drinks. Choose to stay healthy and live well.

Excellent Dental Health in Miranda

At VIP Dental Clinic Miranda, our dentists have the skills and training in the management of your dental concerns.

Our clinic is also fully fitted with state-of-the-art technology that enables us to respond quickly to dental emergencies and conduct last-minute surgeries when necessary.

Always keep your Miranda dentist‘s phone number handy; you never know when an emergency may occur.

We have flexible hours during the week and also open every Saturday. We will also do our best to see you on the same day if you have an emergency.

We’re looking forward to having you at VIP Dental Clinic Miranda.

Milk Drinks Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Miranda

Call us on (02) 8381 0333 or booking your appointment online.

We are located at 11/468-472 Kingsway in Miranda.