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Rethink Your Drink!

How much sugar is in your favourite drink?

You might be surprised what you see.

When it comes to healthy teeth,

the best drink is plain water!








  Did You Know?

• Sipping on any amount of sugar can cause cavities. Even watered-down juice can be bad for your teeth.

• Frequent sipping increases the risk of tooth decay.

• Both naturally-occurring and added sugar can cause cavities.

• Diet or 'sugar-free' pop contains acid that can damage teeth.



Tooth-Friendly Drinking Tips

• Choose water first! Replace sugary drinks in the fridge with pitchers of water.

• Drink milk or 100 per cent fruit or vegetable juice with meals

• Avoid fruit drinks, beverages, punches and cocktails 


For information and resources, contact Oral Health staff at the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit by calling 1-866-888-4577.