Did you know that obesity is linked to tooth decay? It makes sense right? The same delicious, yet harmful sugary foods are causing both obesity and decay. That’s why as your pediatric dentist in Viera, the Sunshine Smiles team is dedicated to saving little teeth and bodies from harmful sugary beverages.
Leading Sugar Culprit
Obesity gets a lot of recognition as a serious problem in the US. However, decay seemingly gets swept under the rug. But here at Sunshine Smiles, we won’t let any little teeth get swept under the rug. According to the American Dental Association (ADA) and American Association of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) sugary drinks are the leading source of added sugar in an American’s diet, with the average consumption hovering at approximately 1.5 cans per day. These sugary beverages are the main cause of dental caries. Consuming these beverages is putting the future of your child’s teeth at risk. Statistics reveal that the more soda you drink, the more likely you are to experience both decay and obesity. These are two serious health issues that can wreak havoc on your child’s overall health.
Contact Sunshine Smiles
As your pediatric dentist in Viera, we feel strongly about raising awareness of this rampant issue that affects our children. It’s our duty as dental health professionals to alert our patients and their caregivers about this problem. Contact Sunshine Smiles Pediatric Dentistry today for tips and advice to help your child fight against obesity and tooth decay. Keep the fridge free of sugary drinks—your children won’t drink them if you don’t bring them home. And what a coincidence…April 25 – May 1 is Water Week!