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Sugar is a big part of our daily diet. Sugar can lead to decay in the mouth and other various systemic problems. Reading labels on foods and drinks can be quite confusing. A rule of thumb to remember when calculating the amount of sugar in a drink is 1 teaspoon contains 4 grams of sugar (1tsp = 4g sugar). A 16 oz bottle of sweetened tea contains 52 grams of sugar, which is about 13 teaspoons of sugar. A 20 oz bottle of cola contains 68 grams of sugar which is about 17 teaspoons of sugar. Next time you pick up a drink, check to see how much sugar is present. 

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Health Benefits of Tea

According to a new study, having three cups of black tea a day may reduce your risk of gum disease and dental decay. The ingredients in the tea help fight off the bacteria which cause dental decay and gum disease.

Check out the article: http://www.dentistrytoday.com/todays-dental-news/9668-tea-may-thwart-dental-issues

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