Study links sweetened drinks and tooth decay in children

01/30/2013 | DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

Children who drank three or more sweetened drinks daily had 46% more decayed, filled or missing teeth than did peers who did not consume sweetened drinks, a study of more than 16,800 Australian children found. The study, reported in American Journal of Public Health, also found that exposure to fluoridated water significantly reduced the risk for tooth decay in children who drank sweetened drinks.

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