Sugar is a Sweet Hole in the Tooth

June 1, 2018 6:26 am

Children and Sugar

Tooth Decay In Children


Most parents are unaware of the high risk of tooth decay in young children. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research up to 42% of children aged between 2 and 11 years old will develop cavities within their baby teeth.

Parents must implement a good Oral Hygiene routine for children at home, for children to understand the importance of looking after their teeth and the dentists at Viva Dental Studio in Hornchurch, Essex, can be part of your child’s oral hygiene routine.



What Does Sugar Do To Children’s Teeth?


When children have sugar, bacteria within the mouth use the sugar and break it down. This produces an acidic environment, which will weaken teeth. The affect the acid will have on the teeth will be: damage to the Enamel of the tooth, Tooth Decay, Cavities, Sensitivity and Toothache.

Early stage tooth decay in children may result in your child having a Sealant or a Fluoride Varnish applied to the teeth. This will help to protect the teeth by strengthening the teeth and making them more resistant to acid attack.


Did You Know?


Many parents are unaware of how much Sugar their children’s drinks contain. Here we have put together a small table with a variety of soft and fizzy drinks for you as an example to show you how much sugar each drinks can or bottle or carton contains:

Water – 0 Grams of Sugar
Fruit Shoot – 2.2 Grams of Sugar
Red Bull – 28 Grams of Sugar
Ribena – 28 Grams of Sugar
Irn-Bru – 34.7 Grams of Sugar
Coca Cola – 35 Grams of Sugar
Yazoo – 45 Grams of Sugar
Lucozade – 47 Grams of Sugar


Water is the best drink with no added sugar!


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