Hi, my name is Dr. Antolak from www.thegentledentist.com. We are located in Shelby Township, Michigan. And our phone number is (586) 247-3500. And you’re probably wondering what the heck I’m doing holding these containers of soft drinks. Well, what’s really important is hidden sugars.

You know, we have this display in our office with a couple of other different soft drinks that displays how much sugar is in each, each container. And I’ve had a number of patients who’ve commented on what an enlightenment they’ve had. They had no clue there’s this much sugar. So, and so what I wanted to do was to just kind of inform you, our viewing public.

Just to show it graphically with packets of sugar, how much is really there.

So the problem with sugar in the mouth is that it creates cavities, and dental decay, you know, people think dental decay is, is gone. Well, it’s not. It’s really, in some people, especially teenagers and early twenties and thirties, people who’ve sipped on, on soft drinks like this, they actually have created problems where they get decay quite a bit throughout the mouth.

When you sip on a pop all day long, it never givse your body a chance to recover, and for, the saliva, has buffers in it and has actually enzymes that will help to mineralize, remineralize the teeth. The problem is, when you drink this stuff throughout the day, it’s constantly staying, fed, it keeps the bacteria fed with the sugars.

When the bacterias fed with the sugars, it creates the acid. A byproduct of the bacteria.

And so, you’re constantly bathing your teeth in acid, basically. And, what that does is it continually dissolves the teeth. The surface of the teeth, and eventually gets into the tooth structure. So, if you find yourself, when you’re smiling, all at the edges of your teeth at the gumline. And they’re looking dark and brown, and you’re, you’re a pop drinker, and you sip it.

You need to really come in to see us. Or if you’re not in our area, go to see a dentist, because I’ll tell you what, if you don’t take care of that, it’ll continue to get deeper and deeper into the, the nerve and you’re gonna have to have a root canal. And then it gets to be very costly, to, to get this, this problem under control. So your best thing is to just drink plain, ordinary water. Because you know how much is in water? Zero. Zero calories and there’s zero sugar in, in.

Very good with candy. But what’s really is surprising is Coke you know, there’s this much sugar in Coke, and, in a Mountain Dew, in a fruit punch, look at this. This is amazing Hawaiian Tropic. Look at how much sugar is in that. And, this is the most amazing part, is, the soft drink. You think that, you know, there’s not that much in a soda pop, like, an orange soda. But look at how much sugar’s in that soda right there.

Right. And then a Red Bull, even a Red Bull. Because it has caffeine, look at all the sugar that’s in there. So, if you have questions about that, you can give us a call. Our number is (586) 247-3500. And have an unsweetened kind of day. God bless you.

Dentist in Shelby Township, Michigan Speaks About Sugar in Soft Drinks