One of the biggest things you have to watch out for in kids is tooth decay! It can sneak up on you, and especially in young undeveloped teeth.
You would assume that tooth decay wouldn’t be a major problem with children or young people in general. It is decay, and decaying is growing old and eventually dying. However, kids consume so much sugar nowadays that they are put at a high risk for early age tooth decay. Now you would assume that children would be getting this sugar from candy, however, that’s not the problem.
One New Zealand dentist found the truth behind their child’s massive tooth decay. After 11 tooth extractions, the dentists of a three-year-old boy discovered that his sippy cups had been filled with soda. Sodas such as Coca-cola contain massive amounts of sugar, no wonder his teeth were in such terrible health.
One 20 ounce bottle of coca-cola contains 15 teaspoons of sugar. That is over twice the recommended sugar consumption, and children are consuming 2 to 3 20 ounce bottles of coke a day! Coca-cola is terrible for your health overall, and should honestly be deemed as hazardous to humans.
If you’re looking to increase the health of your teeth, or simply prevent yourself from losing them, cutting out soda is the place to start! You’ll have a healthier body, teeth, and mind.