Infographic: How Much Sugar is in Your Drink?

“A dynamic relation exists between sugars and oral health. Diet affects the integrity of the teeth; quantity, pH, and composition of the saliva; and plaque pH. Sugars and other fermentable carbohydrates, after being hydrolyzed by salivary amylase, provide substrate for the actions of oral bacteria, which in turn lower plaque and salivary pH. The resultant action is the beginning of tooth demineralization. Consumed sugars are naturally occurring or are added.” – From the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

In other words, the sugars contained in the food and drinks you consume,contribute to tooth decay. “Tooth decay happens when plaque come into contact with sugar in the mouth, causing acid to attack the teeth.” – MouthHealthy.org

Here is an infographic from My Kid’s Dentist, a Smile Generation-approved office, showing exactly how much sugar is in some commonly consumed beverages.

How Much Sugar in Your Drink

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One Response to “Infographic: How Much Sugar is in Your Drink?”

  1. I see that you have grape juice on your list and it’s very high in sugar! What about other fruit juces? I try not to drink sodas and energy drinks, so I drink fruit juices.