Hold onto your hats and glasses, folks! A study just published in the Journal of Dentistry finds that…

Wait for it…

Wait for it…

Wait for it…

Sugary drinks cause cavities in adults. And the more you drink, the higher your risk.

Following nearly 1000 subjects for four years, the researchers found that those who drank one or two sugary beverages daily were 31% more likely to have decayed, filled or missing teeth. Those who drank three or more were 33% more likely.

The authors found the link to be consistent across socio-demographic characteristics.

Oh – they also found that fluoridated toothpaste did nothing to lower the risk.

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