Gummy Vitamins and Oral Health

At Sunshine Smiles Pediatric Dentistry we are committed to providing the best dental care for your children. As pediatric dentists in Melbourne we know caring for your child’s dental health is an important part of your child’s overall well-being. A question we are often asked is about the overall safety of gummy vitamins as it relates to a child’s oral health.

Gummy Vitamins and Your Child

Gummy Vitamins are wreaking havoc on children’s bodies. Getting the number of vitamins and minerals needed for good overall health can be a challenge for children and adults alike. Nutritional deficiencies are a common issue in our modern busy lives and vitamins often serve to supplement areas where diet may be lacking. Gummy vitamins are designed to be easy for children to take and enjoyable to eat. However, these supposedly healthy and delicious sugar bombs are damaging kid’s teeth across the country.

Gummy vitamins are a lot like gummy candies, contain sugar and citric acid. Both of these ingredients can damage your child’s teeth. Sugar can lead to bacteria growth in the mouth which creates acids that can wear away tooth enamel. In addition, citric acid is damaging to enamel as well. Encouraging healthy eating in children is not an easy task. Trying to make sure your children are getting the nutrition that they need to grow into healthy, strong adults can be challenging. Gummy vitamins seem like the perfect quick fix to trying to get children to take a regular multivitamin. The reality is, you are not doing your kid any favors by giving them a daily gummy vitamin. If your child needs nutritional supplements, gummies are not the answer.


Be sure to continue a regular daily dental routine and schedule regular dental appointments to ensure continued oral health.

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When you need a pediatric dentist in Melbourne, we’re here to help. At Sunshine Smiles Pediatric Dentistry we are experts in dental care for children. We strive to provide top-of-the-line dental care and assistance in a comfortable and welcoming environment. We put our patients and their families first. Contact us today to learn more, and we look forward to hearing from you.