Join Any Savings Plan Today & Get 1 Extra Month Free!
Close X

you are > Dental Health Articles > Does flavored milk contribute to cavities

Does flavored milk contribute to cavities?
Updated: 10/31/2012 6:58:59 PM

Does flavored milk contribute to cavities?  When people think of common dental health problems, the first thing that comes to mind are likely cavities, and for good reason. Tooth decay is an extremely common problem in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay is a common, preventable problem for people of all ages, but it is a particularly big issue among children.

Recently, the Columbia Tribune, a Missouri news source, published an article by dental hygienist Suzanne Waters, who said that one way schools may be able to help fight tooth decay is to remove flavored milk from their cafeterias. Waters wrote that chocolate fat-free milk has three times the amount of sugar as white milk, as does strawberry milk.

Furthermore, she added that while she is not a dietitian and cannot say for sure, she believes the flavored milk with added sugar may be contributing to the obesity problem in the U.S. Studies have shown that the high sugar content of soda can cause children to gain weight, and flavored milk may be a culprit as well. Therefore, in order to protect both the waistlines and teeth of American children, it may be time to say "no" to chocolate milk.

© 2012 Brafton Inc.


The materials and articles published on are for informational purposes only. Although strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and makes no commitment to update the information on expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on Decisions based on information contained on are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.

Nothing on constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to with or without’s knowledge.