Sugary drinks and dental health

Drink water for healthy teeth

Whilst most of us are all still in the spirit of making New Years resolutions, MC Dental would like to point out a great website that helps people make the switch from drinking sugary drinks, to quenching their thirst with water. Water is a great choice for your teeth. The rest of your body will love you for making the switch too!

“Rethink Sugary Drink” ( seeks to demystify the sugar content of drinks, which often isn’t immediately clear to consumers in a way that resonates on a real-world level.

“Rethink Sugary Drink” puts the number of teaspoons of sugar in a 600ml bottle of soft drink into frightening perspective: With 16 teaspoons of sugar you’d have to run a staggering 3km to burn it off. Blimey!

Drinking a can of soft drink each day significantly increases the risk of tooth decay and erosion. Simply put, the negatives of consuming sugary drinks stack up way too high and set off alarm bells for long term health.


The information contained on this website and websites linked to this website (Information) does not constitute or comprise comprehensive medical or dental advice. You should seek dental advice directly from your dentist before acting or relying on the Information.

First published: 06 November 2014

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