Soda, Soft Drink, Pop - The Real Cost

One of the hot trends for Christmas this year was SodaStream.  

While environmentally friendly this option for soda drinkers can save money and recycling.  While going green and lightening the load on the household budget, this product is still soda.  

An average of 45% of Americans make New Years resolutions, and of those people 5 of the most popular resolutions fall into the categories of better health and more financial responsibility.

According to the National Soft Drink Association (NSDA), consumption of soft drinks is now over 600 12-ounce servings (12 oz.) per person per year. Since the late 1970`s the soft drink consumption in the United States has doubled for females and tripled for males. The highest consumption is in the males between the ages of 12 - 29; they average 1/2 gallon a day or 160 gallons a year (www.everyday-wisdom.com).  People who consume more than 3 soft drinks per day are more than 60% more likely to have tooth decay.

In contradiction 92% of people say that their smile is the most important asset to thier physical appearance.  A filling can cost from $200-$500 to fix.  The best way to green, lower the budget, stay healthy, is to go with the always approved beverage.....water.  Readily available, quick, easy, and free.  Yay water!

For more healthy teeth care and suggestions, talk to your dentist during your next appointment with Life Smiles dentistry in Plymouth, MN.