The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry highlights that tooth/dental decay in kids is a serious problem and urges parents to start early to try and prevent it. Tooth decay (cavities) is a common, preventable problem for people of all ages. For children, untreated cavities can cause pain, dysfunction, school absences, difficulty concentrating, and poor appearance—problems that greatly affect a child’s quality of life and ability to succeed. One of the things that Milestone Orthodontics sees is the rise in sports, energy drinks and monster drinks in teenagers. Dr. Milestone says that these drinks are dental poison because they contain so much sugar. Dr. Milestone in Bloomfield also warns patients about carbonated drinks which can erode the enamel that protects your teeth.
If your teenager enjoys sports and energy drinks, Dr. Milestone recommends limiting the intake of these drinks and rinsing your mouth afterwards. Also, chewing gum with XYLITOL, a non-sugar substance, helps to stimulate saliva which naturally helps to clean your mouth.
As always, Milestone Orthodontics is here for its patients in Bloomfield to help answer any questions. Don’t hesitate to contact Milestone Orthodontics to ensure good oral health and prevent tooth decay.