New data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows most Americans drink at least one sugar-sweetened drink per day. This new finding has become rather concerning to dental professionals many Americans, mainly because these sugary beverages are leading the way in sources of added sugars in American’s diets.
Sugary drinks taste great, but the aftermath may not make them worth it. These drinks are widely-known to cause dental caries and erosion, while also being linked to other health concerns such as obesity, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.
View the sugary drink infographic below, which our friends over at DrBicuspid.com put together to compile this data. The information used in the infographic comes from the CDC, who compiled and reported statistics on American consumption of sugary drinks from 2011-2014 National Health Nutrition and Examination Surveys (NHANES).
What do you think of these findings? Will they make you want to drink less sugary beverages and more water? Let us know in the comments below! And if you like dental infographics, be sure to check out this visual history of dentistry.