Sugary Drinks and Oral Health

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People living in the United States consume a lot of sugar, particularly in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages. These beverages are being consumed at an alarming rate and are a leading cause of dental cavities, obesity, and type II diabetes.

The types of drinks most frequently include soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, fruit drinks, flavored milk, and other beverages that contain added processed sugars. According to a survey the average American is now consuming an estimate of 50 gallons of sugary drinks per person per year,

Mexico rates as the second highest consumer of sugary drinks rate in the world after the United States, equivalent to approximately 1.5 cans of soda per person per day. Sugary drinks are the leading source of added sugar in the American diet.

Apart from having absolutely no nutritional value, sugary drinks also displace healthier beverage options due to their cheap cost and easy accessibility. They also happen to be one of the most widely advertised products, particularly targeted at children, adolescents, and low-income groups.

The United States is also in the midst of an obesity epidemic. Americans are among the most overweight and obese population in the world. Presently, over two-thirds (69%) of all Americans older than 20 years are overweight, and just over one-third (35%) are obese.

It is the responsibility of all health professionals to act accordingly to reduce these frightening rates.

Sugary beverages have a damaging impact on the health of all individuals, especially in children and adolescents, particularly their teeth. Dental cavities are the most prevalent chronic disease in the United States and are a significant cause of health disturbances. There is a direct link between the amount and frequency of sugar consumed and occurrence of dental cavities. The primary cause of dental cavities is a diet high in processed sugars, and the primary source of sugar in children’s diets is sugary drinks. These are products that we should try our best to avoid giving to our children.

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a draft guideline recommending that daily sugar intake should ideally be just 5% of total energy intake, and should ideally be under 10% of total energy intake.

The risk of dental cavities can be eliminated if sugar intakes are limited to less than 3% of energy intake. 

WHO recommends a maximum of 6 teaspoons of sugar per day in adults, and for children only 3 teaspoons. Consuming just 1 can of soda (which contains 9 teaspoons of sugar) will exceed the limit for an adult in the day. Shockingly, a can of soda contains 3 days’ worth of sugar for a child. A 20-ounce bottle of soda contains approximately 16 teaspoons of sugar—more than 5 days’ worth of sugar for a child. For each extra can of SSB consumed per day, the chances of a child becoming obese increases by 60%.

Cavities:

Cavities also known as caries or tooth decay. These are areas of the tooth that have eroded from acid that is produced by bacteria when it feeds on the food we consume especially that which contains sugar. This can cause holes to form in our teeth called cavities making our teeth vulnerable and hollow. Over time, this can lead to permanent damage.

Natural tooth paste helps prevent cavities and root canals:

A good tooth paste goes a long way in preventing dental caries and root canal treatments. There are many tooth pastes available in the market but one specific tooth paste which is especially extraordinary is SprinJene Natural toothpaste. Not only does it possess the cleaning and disinfecting properties of commercial tooth paste it does all that along with being completely Natural and chemical free.

This makes it an ideal oral product for you and your entire family!

With natural mint and clove flavors that give our Adult Cavity Protection a fantastic boost of flavor and freshness at the same time its fluoride content strengthens your tooth enamel to prevent cracks and cavities. But SprinJene is about more than healthy teeth. It’s about using only natural ingredients, protecting animals, and following an eco-friendly, ethically responsible manufacturing process!

All SprinJene natural toothpastes are certified Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Gluten-Free, Kosher, Halal, and USDA BioPreferred! No harmful ingredients are included, no animals suffer, and no religions or cultures are excluded from using our healthy toothpaste! 

Patented Zinc and Black Seed Oil Formula!

SprinJene Natural Cavity Protection Toothpaste features a patented formula with zinc and black seed oil, along with “good for you” ingredients like coconut oil, birch tree xylitol, and acacia gum. This patented natural toothpaste formula can help to:

  • Provide relief from dry mouth.
  • Control the growth of tartar.
  • Deliver long-lasting oral freshness.
  • Fight gingivitis (gum disease).
  • Reduce gum inflammation.

Free From:

  • SLS (soldium lauryl sulfate).SLS is a chemical surfactant irritant to some people and used to reduce surface tension between ingredients and thicken certain food products.
  • Artificial preservatives and dyes.Unnatural chemicals used to make products last longer and look a certain color have been linked to multiple health issues, especially in children.
  • Saccharin is an artificial sweetener with a bitter aftertaste and no nutritional benefit.

Animal byproducts. No substances that come from animals are found in any SprinJene natural toothpaste or used in manufacturing.

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