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Choosing Water Over Soda Shown To Significantly Reduce Childhood Tooth Decay

January 28, 2011 by  

Choosing water over soda shown to significantly reduce childhood tooth decayA study of four American Indian communities has revealed that the active promotion of water over soda leads to significantly lower instances of tooth decay in children.

The study, published in the journal Ethnicity & Disease, showed a reduction in childhood cavities in communities where fresh drinking water was supplied and consumption was encouraged. Additionally, the conductors of the study removed soda from stores and educated families on proper nutrition.

Researchers compared the occurrence of cavities in three such communities with the amount of cavities in children of one group that was not given those advantages.

For early stages of tooth decay, the study reports a 30 percent to 63 percent decrease for children with intervention. The occurrence of more advanced tooth decay was lessened by up to 44 percent in those groups.

Researchers reported that before intervention, it was not uncommon to find soda and other sugary drinks in baby bottles and sippy cups as the beverages were cheap and readily available. They said tribe elders were appreciative of the change back to water, as it more accurately reflects their original cultural values. 

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  • http://com i41

    Prime example of racism and just plaim pissing money away. Doesn’t make any difference on what race it is, it has always been known that the acidity in pop will thin the teeth and cause problems. Being wards of the government and having everything given to you, including free healthcare, just don’t work. Guess now that we all have been enlightened, government could save several more billions, by getting rid of reservations and welfare systems all over in the USA. Parents too damn stupid to not read or beign too busy hooking up and partying, should not have children. This fact has been known for almost a century and well as most mothers that care about their children do. Government nanny states proves again it doesn’t work and never will.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      i41,
      next time one of your kids are pregnant with a grandchild or greatgrandchild, after the kid is born have them nurse and drink some plain seven-up while nursing. Plain gingerale will do too. not too many people know it, but most women will secrete it in their breast milk and upset the kids stomach. They will then wonder what is wrong with their kids!! This happened with BOTH of my neices. Happened to two of my nephews as well. different mothers if you wanted to know!

  • Ellen

    How much money was wasted studying this? Don’t we already know sugar causes tooth decay? Maybe they should do another study to prove that eating fruit is better than eating candy just in case we’re too stupid to grasp that, too.

  • jopa

    i41;If we got rid of the reaervations where would the Indians go, back to their original place in America?That would be your place and mine.Watch out what you wish for.

  • s c

    Once again, another common sense article is wasted on those who can’t see the forest because the trees are in the way. Look at it this way, ye twisted progressives. What do you think would happen if mothers were stupid enough to put booze in milk or replace pop with beer? Can you say d u h?
    While we’re at it, some progressives could benefit from living on a reservation for a few years. If nothing else, you’d see what depending on Uncle Scam will do for your life. FYI, the word is RESERVATON – not ‘reaervations.’ Please BURN that damned progressive dictionary, people.

  • Acushla

    Here in Australia people are forced to drink water with Sodium Fluoride Pesticide Poison in it. WHO has given warning NOT to put it in water because of the serious medical problems resulting from it. Poison is also absorbed through skin when people have showers. Health authorities do not mention this fact. It is dangerous but ALP Governments do not care.

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