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5 Worst Drinks for Your Teeth (Slideshow)

5 Worst Drinks for Your Teeth (Slideshow)

Any of these drinks can be a tooth's worst nightmare

The caffeine may wake you up, but the dark brown color of coffee can, over time, turn white teeth yellow if they’re not taken care of.

Coffee

The caffeine may wake you up, but the dark brown color of coffee can, over time, turn white teeth yellow if they’re not taken care of.

Tea

All teas, particularly black and other dark blends, have a staining effect similar to that of coffee.

Alcohol: Wine, Beer, Liquor

With its high sugar content, alcohol, including wine, beer, and liquor, can damage tooth enamel as well as cause gum disease. And if consumed frequently, wine — red wine in particular — and beer can stain teeth over time.

Soda

High amounts of sugar combined with high levels of acidity, both of which make soda so tasty, can cause tooth enamel to wear over time, making teeth more vulnerable to staining and possibly leading to decay and cavities.

Energy and Sports Drinks

Like soda, energy and sports drinks contain high levels of sugar and acidity, causing enamel to break down and a higher risk of tooth decay and cavities.


15 Sugary Drinks That are (Almost) as Bad for You as Soda

You'd think juice would be healthy&mdashit's made from fruit, after all. Problem is, while fruit is rich in fiber, juice is not. So even if you opt for 100% fruit juice and avoid drinks with added sugar (like cranberry or grape cocktail), they're still high in the sweet stuff. For instance, a cup of grape juice contains 36 grams of sugar and a cup of apple has 31 grams&mdashnot far off from what you'll find in a can of lemon-lime soda, which racks up 44 grams.

Make over your drink: "I don't recommend juice ever, even 100% fruit juice," says Ilyse Schapiro, RD, author of Should I Scoop Out My Bagel? ($11 amazon.com). "You'll feel much more full from eating the fruit, which has fiber, versus drinking the juice," she says.


15 Sugary Drinks That are (Almost) as Bad for You as Soda

You'd think juice would be healthy&mdashit's made from fruit, after all. Problem is, while fruit is rich in fiber, juice is not. So even if you opt for 100% fruit juice and avoid drinks with added sugar (like cranberry or grape cocktail), they're still high in the sweet stuff. For instance, a cup of grape juice contains 36 grams of sugar and a cup of apple has 31 grams&mdashnot far off from what you'll find in a can of lemon-lime soda, which racks up 44 grams.

Make over your drink: "I don't recommend juice ever, even 100% fruit juice," says Ilyse Schapiro, RD, author of Should I Scoop Out My Bagel? ($11 amazon.com). "You'll feel much more full from eating the fruit, which has fiber, versus drinking the juice," she says.


15 Sugary Drinks That are (Almost) as Bad for You as Soda

You'd think juice would be healthy&mdashit's made from fruit, after all. Problem is, while fruit is rich in fiber, juice is not. So even if you opt for 100% fruit juice and avoid drinks with added sugar (like cranberry or grape cocktail), they're still high in the sweet stuff. For instance, a cup of grape juice contains 36 grams of sugar and a cup of apple has 31 grams&mdashnot far off from what you'll find in a can of lemon-lime soda, which racks up 44 grams.

Make over your drink: "I don't recommend juice ever, even 100% fruit juice," says Ilyse Schapiro, RD, author of Should I Scoop Out My Bagel? ($11 amazon.com). "You'll feel much more full from eating the fruit, which has fiber, versus drinking the juice," she says.


15 Sugary Drinks That are (Almost) as Bad for You as Soda

You'd think juice would be healthy&mdashit's made from fruit, after all. Problem is, while fruit is rich in fiber, juice is not. So even if you opt for 100% fruit juice and avoid drinks with added sugar (like cranberry or grape cocktail), they're still high in the sweet stuff. For instance, a cup of grape juice contains 36 grams of sugar and a cup of apple has 31 grams&mdashnot far off from what you'll find in a can of lemon-lime soda, which racks up 44 grams.

Make over your drink: "I don't recommend juice ever, even 100% fruit juice," says Ilyse Schapiro, RD, author of Should I Scoop Out My Bagel? ($11 amazon.com). "You'll feel much more full from eating the fruit, which has fiber, versus drinking the juice," she says.


15 Sugary Drinks That are (Almost) as Bad for You as Soda

You'd think juice would be healthy&mdashit's made from fruit, after all. Problem is, while fruit is rich in fiber, juice is not. So even if you opt for 100% fruit juice and avoid drinks with added sugar (like cranberry or grape cocktail), they're still high in the sweet stuff. For instance, a cup of grape juice contains 36 grams of sugar and a cup of apple has 31 grams&mdashnot far off from what you'll find in a can of lemon-lime soda, which racks up 44 grams.

Make over your drink: "I don't recommend juice ever, even 100% fruit juice," says Ilyse Schapiro, RD, author of Should I Scoop Out My Bagel? ($11 amazon.com). "You'll feel much more full from eating the fruit, which has fiber, versus drinking the juice," she says.


15 Sugary Drinks That are (Almost) as Bad for You as Soda

You'd think juice would be healthy&mdashit's made from fruit, after all. Problem is, while fruit is rich in fiber, juice is not. So even if you opt for 100% fruit juice and avoid drinks with added sugar (like cranberry or grape cocktail), they're still high in the sweet stuff. For instance, a cup of grape juice contains 36 grams of sugar and a cup of apple has 31 grams&mdashnot far off from what you'll find in a can of lemon-lime soda, which racks up 44 grams.

Make over your drink: "I don't recommend juice ever, even 100% fruit juice," says Ilyse Schapiro, RD, author of Should I Scoop Out My Bagel? ($11 amazon.com). "You'll feel much more full from eating the fruit, which has fiber, versus drinking the juice," she says.


15 Sugary Drinks That are (Almost) as Bad for You as Soda

You'd think juice would be healthy&mdashit's made from fruit, after all. Problem is, while fruit is rich in fiber, juice is not. So even if you opt for 100% fruit juice and avoid drinks with added sugar (like cranberry or grape cocktail), they're still high in the sweet stuff. For instance, a cup of grape juice contains 36 grams of sugar and a cup of apple has 31 grams&mdashnot far off from what you'll find in a can of lemon-lime soda, which racks up 44 grams.

Make over your drink: "I don't recommend juice ever, even 100% fruit juice," says Ilyse Schapiro, RD, author of Should I Scoop Out My Bagel? ($11 amazon.com). "You'll feel much more full from eating the fruit, which has fiber, versus drinking the juice," she says.


15 Sugary Drinks That are (Almost) as Bad for You as Soda

You'd think juice would be healthy&mdashit's made from fruit, after all. Problem is, while fruit is rich in fiber, juice is not. So even if you opt for 100% fruit juice and avoid drinks with added sugar (like cranberry or grape cocktail), they're still high in the sweet stuff. For instance, a cup of grape juice contains 36 grams of sugar and a cup of apple has 31 grams&mdashnot far off from what you'll find in a can of lemon-lime soda, which racks up 44 grams.

Make over your drink: "I don't recommend juice ever, even 100% fruit juice," says Ilyse Schapiro, RD, author of Should I Scoop Out My Bagel? ($11 amazon.com). "You'll feel much more full from eating the fruit, which has fiber, versus drinking the juice," she says.


15 Sugary Drinks That are (Almost) as Bad for You as Soda

You'd think juice would be healthy&mdashit's made from fruit, after all. Problem is, while fruit is rich in fiber, juice is not. So even if you opt for 100% fruit juice and avoid drinks with added sugar (like cranberry or grape cocktail), they're still high in the sweet stuff. For instance, a cup of grape juice contains 36 grams of sugar and a cup of apple has 31 grams&mdashnot far off from what you'll find in a can of lemon-lime soda, which racks up 44 grams.

Make over your drink: "I don't recommend juice ever, even 100% fruit juice," says Ilyse Schapiro, RD, author of Should I Scoop Out My Bagel? ($11 amazon.com). "You'll feel much more full from eating the fruit, which has fiber, versus drinking the juice," she says.


15 Sugary Drinks That are (Almost) as Bad for You as Soda

You'd think juice would be healthy&mdashit's made from fruit, after all. Problem is, while fruit is rich in fiber, juice is not. So even if you opt for 100% fruit juice and avoid drinks with added sugar (like cranberry or grape cocktail), they're still high in the sweet stuff. For instance, a cup of grape juice contains 36 grams of sugar and a cup of apple has 31 grams&mdashnot far off from what you'll find in a can of lemon-lime soda, which racks up 44 grams.

Make over your drink: "I don't recommend juice ever, even 100% fruit juice," says Ilyse Schapiro, RD, author of Should I Scoop Out My Bagel? ($11 amazon.com). "You'll feel much more full from eating the fruit, which has fiber, versus drinking the juice," she says.