August 2018 1
Anyone who has had any kind of general dentistry knows that certain food, like candy, is bad for your teeth and for the teeth of your family. Kids dentists have done a great job in recent years of raising awareness about how what goes in bottles and what kids eat has a powerful effect on their dental health, as well as how their dental health affects their overall health throughout life. But preventative care in general dentistry is more than just regular cleanings and avoiding candy. There are some unexpected things that can be just as damaging to your children’s teeth as gooey candies and lots of sugar.
Many people feed their children fruit juice under the mistaken impression that this is healthy. In reality, while fruit is “natural” in a way that sugar and soda is not, fruit juice has just as much sugar as soda and is just as damaging both to your child’s metaboli (more…)