50 gallons of soda a year!! No wonder we get cavities.

By admin @ Jun 24, 2011

The average person drinks 50 gallons of soda per year according to a New York Times article.  And this can wreak havoc on your teeth.  There is naturally occurring bacteria in everyone's mouth.  When given food or sugar, bacteria make acid causing tooth decay.  That includes sugar in vegetables, fruit, and other healthy foods.  For soda, it's not just the sugar that's harmful.  The acid is even more detrimental to the teeth.  But what tops the list is the frequency of drinking or eating.  Plastic bottles are the worst because it allows someone to sip throughout the day rather than quickly finishing it.


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