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Captivate Dental Tips: Rethink Your Sugary Drink

by | Dec 12, 2018 | Oral Health

Cheltenham Dentist Tips Rethink Your Sugary Drink

Take a minute and think about what is in the drink you are about to take. More than you think! It’s time to Rethink Your Drink.

Drinking too much sugary drink such as sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and even sweetened teas and juice drinks is a major contributor to weight gain/obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney diseases, non-alcoholic liver disease, tooth decay and cavities, and gout, a type of arthritis.

Limiting the amount of sugary drinks intake can help you maintain a healthy diet and live a healthy life. Unless you are a true water lover, you may be endangering your body without you knowing.

Ok let me show you some statistics

  • It has been estimated that consuming one can of soft drink per day could lead to 6.7kg weight gain in one year.
  • 47% of Australian children (6-12 years of age) consumed sugar-sweetened beverages (including energy drinks) every day.
  • Drinking a can of soft drink each day will significantly increase your risk of tooth decay and erosion
  • If you drink 1x60ml of regular soft drink every day for a year you will drink 23 Kilos of sugar.
  • In Australia, over half of free sugars is estimated to come from sugary drinks.

Soft drinks: 600ml of Solo contains 69 grammes of sugar. 375ml of Fanta contains 41g of sugars. 600ml of coca cola contains 64 grammes of sugar

Energy drinks: 250ml of Red bull contains 27 grammes. 500ml of mother contains 51grammes of sugar.

Sports drinks: 600ml of Gatorade Tropical contains 36 grammes of sugar. 600ml of Powerade Lemon lime contains 35 grammes of sugar.

Fruit Juice. 591 ml of Golden Circle Tropical Fruit Juice contains 70 grammes of sugar. Snapple Lemon Iced Tea (473 ml) contains 46 grammes. Shockingly, Orange Juice has 46 grammes for every 591 ml.

Calcium-rich drain drinks contain sugar. Nesquik Chocolate Milk (473 ml) contains 58 grammes while substitute Vitasoy has 18 grammes in just 240 ml

Complete dental care at Captivate Dental!

Captivate Dental is conveniently located in Cheltenham near Brighton (near Kingston City Hall and Cheltenham Station). We provide the highest quality of care and enable patients to make informed choices. Our competent, caring staff provides value through excellent diagnostic skills and efficient use of the best quality materials.

Your Cheltenham dentist offers a wide variety of preventative and cosmetic dental treatment for kids, seniors, and everyone between!

We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30AM to 5:30PM.

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No Gap Initial Examination, Clean, Fluoride treatment and 2x Xrays for all Private Health Insurance Dental coverage.

Call us on (03) 9553 1249 or visit us at 36 Chesterville Road in Cheltenham.

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