What Poses the Greatest Risk to Children's Oral Health?
Posted on 9/10/2016 by Jonathan Woodyard
When it comes to our kids we tend to be pretty passionate, especially when it comes to things that could affect their health in a negative way. A healthy kid is a happy kid. That's why we know you will be interested in learning about what the biggest threats to your children's oral health are.
There is a lot of misinformation floating around out there so our goal is to clear these muddy waters and give you some facts to base your decisions on.
Statistically, Juice is the Biggest Danger...
Whoa! Juice? Really, is juice the biggest danger to my kid's oral health? Yep, if you look at the statistics, juice leads the pack as an oral offender. Part of the reason juice is so good at being bad is how most people react when they hear that juice is bad for kid's teeth. Everyone believes juice is healthy and good for you when in reality, it's just glorified sugar water.
When kids are allowed to sip on juice throughout the day they are just exposing their teeth to tremendous amount of sugars - the bacteria that create cavities love sugars!
All Teeth are Equally Important
Juice aside, the other issue that affects kid's oral health is the idea that "baby teeth don't matter". They do matter! All teeth are important when it comes to oral health. When brushing and flossing are ignored because a child has baby teeth oral health issues can affect them and carry over into the adult teeth.
Not to mention how important it is for kids to develop good oral hygiene routines in their early years so that they have a good grasp on how to take care of their adult teeth.
Make sure to call us at (270) 408-1321 to schedule an appointment for your child. Remember, children should be seen by the dentist before their first teeth appear!