About 25% of people drink multiple sugar-sweetened beverages on a daily basis, and a substantial percentage drink a single beverage about once a day. The excess sugar is a major contributor to obesity and other health problems, but some drinks are also high in acidity, and combined with this sugar make these drinks particularly bad for teeth. These choices become the choices of our children and lead to problems later in life, but also cavities very quickly without proper dental care.
- Water – 0 grams of sugar
- Sports Drink – 21 grams of sugar
- Energy drink 27 grams of sugar
- Soda – 49 grams of sugar
- Tap water, which usually contains enamel-strengthening fluoride
- Bottled water
- Milk, which has calcium and vitamin D to help your body better absorb the calcium