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The Crazy Amount Of Sugar Hiding In Random Foods

Sugar is Everywhere

What is it with dentists and sugar? When I saw this video, I couldn’t help but think of one of our favorite dental patient kids, I would see him on a regular basis, around town, with a big liter bottle of Mountain Dew soda, and I couldn’t help but cringe knowing that I would have to break the bad news to him at his next dental cleaning. To my pleasant suprise, it still amazes me that his teeth could be bathed in Mountain Dew on a regular basis and never get a cavity. Why is it? It just doesn’t seem logical!

I don’t think there is an easy answer, but if I had to come up with a short answer, all I can say is decay is a multifactorial problem, and sugar is a big factor!

This youTube video is definitely a huge argument for eating unprocessed whole foods.

As your dentist we would encourage our patients to be very careful with sugar for your teeth’s sake. And on a side note, if you feel like you need to lose a few pounds, this would be one area of your diet you may want to focus on.

One can of Coca Cola has 39 grams of sugar.

The other interesting tidbit in the video is that the “light” salad dressing had more sugar than the regular salad dressing!?!?

How many of the other products shown in the video such as Tropicana 100 Orange Juice, Monster Energy Drink, Bush’s Country Style Baked Beans, Muesli Cereal, Fruit Loops Cereal, Starbucks Frappuccino, Snickers Candy Bar, Wish Bone’s Salad Dressings, Kellogg’s Pop Tarts, McDonald’s McChicken sandwiches, Cliff Bar with Chocolate Chips took you by surprise?

If you have any questions or concerns about your teeth, please give us a call at (207) 236-4740.

Thank you BuzzFeed Videos for this great video illustration.

Norman Medina DDS
Norman Medina DDS

Norman Medina DDS, graduated from Loma Linda University Dental School in 1994. He has been practicing dentistry in Midcoast Maine since 1994. He and his wife Lanita have four children.

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