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Soft Drink Product Warning

January 1st, 2015

From the desk of Dr. Fass

We are used to seeing the warning labels on all types of products cautioning that they may cause harm. Unfortunately, all products that are harmful do not have labels. A glaring example is soft drinks. Loaded with sugar (usually 6 or more teaspoons per 8 oz. serving) and often containing caffeine which supports their habitual use and acid levels that produce the demineralization and eventual softening of tooth structure, these drinks can cause real damage to teeth. Read More »


May 23rd, 2013

A recent discussion with a young patient proved to be somewhat disconcerting.  The middle school child told us that he was no longer drinking soda and that the vending machines in his school no longer had carbonated drinks, but had a variety of “sports drinks” and other sugar containing beverages.  He somehow felt that the removal of the bubbles made the products less threatening. Read More »

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