Stay Away from Sour

The damaging effects of soda and sugary foods on tooth enamel has been extensively studied. The Minnesota Dental Association decided to take it a step further to find out the serious harm sour candies can have on children's teeth. Pediatric dentist Dr. John Ruby tested the pH levels of many popular candies, with these results:

pH values of Sour Candy

These numbers may come as a shock, considering these highly-acidic sour candies are easily accessible in varieties of kinds and flavors. Consuming them frequently can severely damage the immature tooth enamel on your child's teeth and cause erosion. The best way to prevent this from happening is limiting these kinds of treats in your children's diet.

If you are concerned about the state of your kids' teeth due to excessive consumption of candy, book an appointment with us. We can ensure their teeth are in good condition, as well as recommend any additional treatment that may be necessary.

 

 

 

Courtesy of the Minnesota Dental Association

http://www.mndental.org/newsletter_archive/2008_march_-_april/features_-_march-april_2008/pucker_up-the_effects_of_sour_candy_on_your_patients_oral_health/

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