Don’t Drink That! Choosing Teeth-Friendly Beverages for Kids
Posted on July 27th, 2021
Studies conducted in 2016 found that 43% of children ages two and up had cavities—that’s a decrease from 2012 study results that found cavities in 50% of children in the same age group. While that drop gives us hope, it means tooth decay still affects 43 out of 100 children two and up.
We know parents don’t want their children to experience the pain of cavities, and neither do we! Coastal Pediatric Dentistry is here to help teach you and your loved ones strong prevention methods, such as solid oral hygiene routines and how to maintain an enamel-friendly diet (beverages included).
So, what should your kids drink and what should they avoid to keep their smile healthy and happy? Hint: avoid the sugary stuff like juice and soda! A good rule of thumb is that water should be what they drink most often. But that gets old, so you can also mix in milk (add some chocolate and they’ll be happy!), unsweetened iced green tea (a little honey can sweeten it up without doing as much damage), or healthy fruit smoothies.
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