Have you ever wondered what those sweetened beverages can do to your teeth and health in general? “Rethink Sugary drink” is a great resource that provides some very important facts about what is in your soft drink/energy drink.
Alarmingly a 600 mL of soft drink contains 16 teaspoons of sugar and about 1000 kJ which would mean you would have to run 3 km to burn this off. Apart from causing dentally related problems such as tooth decay and erosions, the extra kilojoules in the drink can also contribute to weight gain, obesity leading to diabetes, heart disease and other health concerns.
At Smile Care Dentists, we would love to keep you smiling for life. So, next time you want to quench your thirst, switch over from that soft drink to water instead!!