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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.
 

SDDA News

2016 Legislative Session 
 

House Bill 1104 would allow more flexibility in the way dentists supervise dental hygienists working under collaborative supervision and strikes the special exemption given to Delta Dental two years ago for their pilot project on the Reservations.    

The bill adds the term “oral health review” to the Dental Practice Act defining it as a “limited assessment of a person's oral health through a dentist's review of dental and medical history following a limited clinical inspection by a dental hygienist working under collaborative supervision.”