What the beverage industry doesn’t want you to know about sugary drinks and tooth decay:

Drinking soda nearly doubles the risk of cavities in children.(1)

The acid in soda and other sugary drinks causes erosion of tooth enamel, often after just one sip, and the sugar in these beverages provide fuel for the bacteria that cause tooth decay.(2)

Untreated dental cavities can lead to pain, infection, tooth loss, and in severe cases, death.(3)


  1. Sohn W, Burt BA, Sowers MR. Carbonated soft drinks and dental caries in the primary dentition. J Dent Res. Mar 2006;85(3):262-266.
  2. Buyer DM. Are you drinking your teeth away? How soda and sports drinks dissolve enamel. J Indiana Dent Assoc. Summer 2009;88(2):11-13.
  3. Sohn W, Burt BA, Sowers MR. Carbonated Soft Drinks and Dental Caries in the Primary Dentition. J Dent Res. 2006; 85(3): 262–266.