Though sugary drinks may be delicious, they come at a steep cost. Not only can they lead to obesity, long-term consumption can cause health issues and, of course, tooth decay. Here are a couple drinks to beware of that may have more sugar than you thought.

Whole Fruit is Better Than Fruit Juice

Fruit juices may sound like a great option, but they’re dense with sugar. Next time you reach for the fruit juice, be sure to check out the nutrition facts on the label. You’ll be shocked to discover the amount of sugar—sometimes they contain even more than popular sugary drinks, like Coke. Whole fruits, on the other hand, have less sugar and also other key nutrients such as fiber.

Is Your Coffee Drink Full of Sugar?

Whether you start your day with one or swing by your local coffee shop for a quick afternoon pick-me-up, many coffee drinks contain much more than just caffeine. With the new laws of recent years, you can find the calories for each drink located on the menu. However, sugar levels are nowhere to be found. For larger coffee chains like Starbucks, you can find this dietary information on their website.

Brush Away the Sugar

Remember that even sugar from natural sources can lead to tooth decay. Be sure to brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste every day, and immediately after consuming sugar if possible. It’s the best way to keep your smile healthy and bright.

About Michael Fernandez Family Dentistry

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