Sugary Drink Can

Young Aussies are bombarded with huge amounts of sugary drink marketing, but these drinks just aren’t worth losing your teeth over

Every day young Aussies are bombarded with a huge amount of sugary drink marketing and the supposed ‘sweet’ deal big beverage brands are selling. What these brands don’t advertise is the serious damage regularly consuming sugary drinks has on your teeth.

Sugary drinks contribute the most added sugar to Australians’ diets. Many young males aged 12–24 are hooked on sugary drinks with some consume a whopping 1.5 litres of soft drinks, sports drinks or energy drinks a day.

These super sugary drinks don’t just ruin your smile. In the long run they can also lead to unhealthy weight gain, which increases the risk of serious health problems such as type 2 diabetes, heart and kidney disease, stroke and 13 types of cancer.

Our teeth will be much stronger and healthier if we simply cut back on sugary drinks or remove them entirely from our diet.

Rethink Sugary Drink partner organisations (Apunipuma, ADOHTA, Australian Dental Association, Cancer Council, Dental Health Services Victoria, Dental Hygenists Association of Australia, Diabetes Australia, Healthier Workplace WA, Heart Foundation, Kidney Health Australia, LiveLighter, Obesity Policy Coalition, Parents Voice, PHAA, VACCHO, YMCA), Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons