Drinking beverages high in sugars and acids not only harms your oral health.
Beyond tooth decay and cavities, SSB, or sugar-sweetened beverages, can also result in other health risks such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
A sugar-sweetened beverage is a drink with sugar added. Sugar has many names.
To determine if a drink contains sugar, look for any of these words on the list of ingredients: sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, brown sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, dextrose, fruit juice concentrates, glucose, honey, invert sugar, molasses, sucrose, syrup, or cane sugar.
So how much sugar is in your thirst-quenchers?
Coca-Cola (355 ml can) – 39 grams
Mountain Dew (355 ml can) – 47 grams
Rockstar Energy Drink (473 ml can) – 62 grams
Red Bull Energy Drink (245 ml can) – 27 grams
7-Eleven Coca-Cola Big Gulp – 91 grams
7-Eleven Coca-Cola Super Big Gulp – 146 grams
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
Nesquik Chocolate Milk (473 ml bottle) – 58 grams
Vita Soy Milk (240 ml) – 18 grams
Mike’s Hard Lemonade (330 ml bottle) – 30 grams
Pay attention to what you drink. Pick healthy alternatives to sugary drinks. Choose to stay healthy and live well.
Here are dental hygiene tips you can follow to promote great oral hygiene.
Proper Brushing & Flossing
- Swish water around your mouth after eating or drinking. This will remove some of the debris from your teeth.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day, and try to floss daily. Clean the surface of your tongue. This is key to keeping your teeth healthy and white.
- See a dentist and hygienist at least once every six months to prevent the spread of bacteria and decay.
- Change your toothbrush regularly. A toothbrush should not be used longer than a maximum of three months.
- Replace your toothbrush after you suffer any illness to prevent the risk of getting yourself sick again.
- Use a mouth rinse that contains fluoride to help protect your teeth from cavities by keeping their enamel strong.
Limit sugar-sweetened beverage consumption. Drinks such as sodas, coffee, and alcohol contain a high level of phosphorous, which can deplete the body’s calcium level when taken excessively.
This causes dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease. It is advisable to drink water or milk instead of sugar-sweetened beverages.
General Check-up, Scale and Clean, X-rays, and Fluoride treatment (with any health insurance)
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If you are not satisfied with your smile, visit DonEast Supreme Dental in Doncaster East and let us examine your teeth thoroughly.
We can recommend the best possible solution for your particular situation.
Doncaster East dentist also serving local communities in Templestowe, Balwyn North, Doncaster, Doncaster Heights, Donvale, Mont Albert North, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Kerrimuir, Blackburn North, Forest Hill, Nunawading and Brentford Square.
We are located near Tunstall Square Shopping Centre and offer onsite parking for our patients.
Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance).
Call (03) 9842 1475 or visit us at 1062 Doncaster Road in Doncaster East.