Sugary drinks may be the culprit in more and more children needing treatment for rotting teeth. Tooth problems are the number one reason for hospital admissions in young people including children. The British Dental Association is now backing a campaign to ban the sale of sugary drinks for children under 16, and these drinks, with their acidity and sugar, wreak havoc on teeth and are said to be habit-forming, some containing up to 20 teaspoons of sugar.

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