Did you know that the average American consumes 53 gallons of soft drinks—including sodas, juices, teas and other unhealthy beverages—each year? Choosing healthier beverage options, like bottled water, milk, and 100% fruit juices, maintaining good oral health habits and going to the dentist for regular checkups will help kids of all ages keep their healthy smiles for life.
Soft drink consumption starts at a very young age—and continues to escalate into youth and adulthood. Excessive soft drink consumption is linked to rampant tooth decay, both from sugars and acids, weakened bones, and poor nutrition. Most schools, from elementary through high school, have vending machines or school stores where sodas and other soft drinks can be purchased.
Start by choosing healthy beverage options. Brush and floss several times daily and visit the dentist for regular checkups to combat the decay and live a healthier life. The Got Rot brochure or poster provide important details on the dangers of drinking sodas and sugared/acidic beverages and how to fight back.
Brochures may be ordered by using the Got Rot Order Form.
Questions? Contact Gloria Pitchford.