Oral Health Information : Soft Drinks
Some Hard Facts About Soft Drinks
A bottle of pop in the 50's was 6.5 ounces. Today, a 12-ounce can is standard
and a 20- Ounce bottle is common.
Larger container sizes mean more calories, more sugar and more acid in a
single serving. A 64 Oz. "Big Cup" has more than five cans of pop in a single
There is no nutritional value in soft drinks. In regular pop all of the
calories come from sugar.
In addition to cavities, heavy pop consumption has been linked to diabetes,
obesity and osteoporosis.
One fifth of all one and two-year-old children drink pop.
Today, teens drink three times more pop than 20 years ago, often replacing
Soft drink companies pay high schools, middle schools and even elementary
schools big bucks to encourage kids to drink pop.
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