Did you know the 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 Melbourne, FL Dr. Kristin is dedicated to saving little teeth and little bodies from harmful sugary beverages.
Obesity gets a lot of recognition as a serious problem in the U.S. but 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 Journal of American Dental Association 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, and they’re 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, two serious health issues that can wreak havoc on your child’s overall health.
As your pediatric dentist in Melbourne 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. Make sure you provide your child with healthier, sugar-free beverage options to make the transition to a healthier smile an easy one and tell them that Spiderman and Elsa drink water too! Contact the staff at Sunshine Smiles today for more tips and advice to help your child fight the good fight against obesity and tooth decay.