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Flavored Water vs. Plain Water

Flavored water may taste better but it can be harmful to your teeth.  Plain water is a great choice for healthy teeth!  Many advertisements and marketing tactics by flavored water companies can be misleading.  The most important thing to do before you buy flavored water is read the ingredient label.  Many flavored waters contain sugar in the form of high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners like sucralose and aspartame.  They also contain acids like citric acid and phosphoric acid.  The acid and sugar combination of drinks can cause cavities.  So next time you reach for the fancy flavored water, read the label first.  You may decide plain water is cheaper and better for a healthy smile!

– from Kim B. (Dental Hygienist)

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