Back to School

  • By Sara Polito
  • 06 Aug, 2015
Summer is over. It is time to get your kids ready to back to school. During the summer, you and your family may have spent time at amusement parks and enjoyed summer treats such as ice cream, sodas, fruit punch and other popular drinks. Even so-called energy drinks such as Gator-Ade and V8 Fusion are […]
Do you know how much sugar is in some of your child s favorite summer treats ?
Coca-Cola                          39 grams
Slurpee                               50 grams
Snapple Iced Tea             36 grams
SoBe Green Tea               51 grams
Sugar Promotes Tooth Decay
There are many causes of tooth decay and cavities. However, sugar is the major factors in tooth decay.
Researchers from University College London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine looked at public health records from around the world and found that in the U.S. especially, tooth decay which is one of the most common non-infectious diseases in the world from sugar was far too high. About 60 to 90% of school-age children and 92% of adults in the U.S. have experienced tooth decay .” — Time.com
This causes the bacteria to multiply more quickly, and the plaque becomes thicker and harder to fight. Some bacteria even use the sugar to create a type of glue that will cause them to stick to the tooth surface. This makes it harder for the bacteria to be washed away with your saliva and with brushing.
You don’t have to eliminate sugar from your child’s diet. Regular dental check-ups and will help keep your child’s teeth healthy and cavity-free.
As you make plans for back to school shopping, don t forget to make an appointment with your child s dentist for a fluoride treatment.
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