Cough drops and lozenges are more than just medicine. Did you know that cough syrups, liquid and tablet vitamins, and antibiotic syrups can contain anywhere from 10-75% sugar, especially children’s formulas? Throat lozenges and cough drops range from 50% to nearly 75% sugar. That’s not a big deal if you only use them once in a while. But that much sugar can cause serious decay if you take these medicines on a regular basis. That’s why children who use syrups and lozenges over long periods of time have a much higher incidence of decay. The good news is that more and more medicines are being made without sugar. Check the label and make sure you’re not getting more than you bargained for. If you’re not sure, you can ask Dr. Freund and his staff of dental specialists for help. We are here to help keep your teeth healthy and clean!