Drinking water is important for your health at all ages. Shoal Creek Prosthodontic Group has seen adult patients that are guilty of not drinking enough water, so we know it can be tough to monitor if kids are getting enough too. We want to encourage you and the kids in your family to stay hydrated and healthy!
We all know kids love drinking juice and soda, but we forget that these beverages leave unwanted sugar behind on the teeth. The type of bacteria that causes cavities feeds on sugar, and produces acid that wears away enamel. Enamel is not replaceable, so it’s important to take care of it even from a young age. When kids drink juice or soda, it is helpful just to drink some water afterwards to dilute acids and wash away food particles and residue. You and your children should be drinking at least eight 8oz glasses of water each day. Drinking tap water with fluoride is important to help prevent cavities. If you’re worried that your children may not be drinking enough water, come see us to discuss tips that might help them drink more!
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