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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 serving!

  • 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 milk.

  • Soft drink companies pay high schools, middle schools and even elementary schools big bucks to encourage kids to drink pop.

To download the "Sip All Day - Get Decay" brochure order form, click here.

For additional information, contact http://www.mndental.org.
 

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Dentists Enroll in Medicare?
 
Most dental services are not covered by Medicare; therefore, most dentists are not enrolled in Medicare. However, to ensure that patients on Medicare receive the services and supplies ordered for them by their dentist, SDDA members should enroll In Medicare.  Dentists may utilize a simplified process of enrollment in Medicare because the dentist will not be directly billing Medicare. Members should enroll by filling out short form: CMS-855-O and mailing it to South Dakota's Medicare administrative contractor:
Noridian Healthcare Solutions

PO Box 6733

Fargo, ND 58108-6707
 
For more information on why dentists need to enroll, or opt, out of Medicare go to http://success.ada.org/en/
 
 

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