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Soft Drinks

Manufactured fluids drunk to relieve thirst or by habit. Commonly containing sugar and/or carbon dioxide

Fizzy drinks (whether diet or regular), artificial fruit squashes, cocoa, and milk shakes all cause harm to teeth. The sugar in them causes decay whilst the acid in both normal and diet drinks dissolves the enamel on the teeth. Comfort feeders and bottles containing sugary drinks, which are given to young children for prolonged periods of time, cause severe dental problems, because they bathe the teeth in sugar that quickly converts to acids.