Fruit Juice Linked to Tooth Damage

According to the Daily Mail, fruit juice is directly related to the rotting of children’s teeth.

On March 10th, the online mega-magazine reported that over 1,200 toddlers were hospitalized with rotten teeth in 2014 because they had been given fruit juice in bottles. Many of these children had to have teeth extracted under anesthesia.

Some believe that the tooth destruction in children occurs because parents mistakenly believe that they’re giving their children healthy juices. However, dentists frequently talk about the dangers of tooth damage with common fruit juices due to the sugar content. Decay is the result of bacteria feeding on sugar. Many young children under age 2 do not even have their milk teeth when parents are giving them fruit juices, and this can worsen the damage.

The Daily Mail reported that 1,200 is a 10% increase since just 2010.

Tooth damage is extremely common among young children, but regular visits to a dentist can go a long way toward preventing tooth decay and damage. The dentists in Leander at Dr. Sid K. Steadman D.D.S. provide a very family friendly atmosphere in which your child’s oral health can be corrected and thrive. Contact our offices today by calling (512) 259-3365 to learn about our services and how we can help you.