Drinks Destroy Teeth An Educational Outreach Program of the Indiana Dental Association
The culprits Soft drinks Sports and energy drinks
Quantity: 2010 Consumption now includes large quantities of sports and energy drinks. Teenage boys drink, on average, three or more cans of soda per day. 10 percent of boys drink seven or more cans each day. The average for teenage girls is two cans per day, 10 percent of girls drink more than five cans every day.
Why do we need the program? Decay and erosion Erosion and tooth loss
How Drinks Destroy Teeth Quantity Acidity Sugar Timing
Prevention saves teeth from decay and erosion 4th and 5th graders. Are targeted with two science lessons.
Students Educate through science labs to measure acid, sugar and pH levels of various drinks
Sugar Sugar multiplies the acidic effects of drinks. Some sodas and energy drinks have up to 13 teaspoons of sugar!
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