It turns out that not just sugar based foods and beverages are bad for us in a dietary sense, but tooth decay in kids is a direct result of eating these foods and liquids.
The stats that the CDC have released, are as follows 😛 TAGEND
42 percent of children ages 2 to 11 have had cavities in their baby teeth.
21 percent of children ages 6 to 11 have had them in their permanent teeth.
The decay can be so bad, that the New York Times reported how dentists would give the children general anesthesia because they wouldnt be able to sit throught the extensiveness of the procedure to treat the heavy decay.
Its been reported recently that 11 teeth extractions where performed on a 3-year-old New Zealand boy, all due to his massively high sugar consumption.
Meanwhile, soft drinks such as Mountain Dew( which has lead to the saying Mountain Dew Mouth) has resulted in massively high rates of tooth decay in Appalachia.
And then theres the sugar alternatives. Turns out those may not be any better as far as dental health goes. Check out this information 😛 TAGEND
She filled her toddlers sippy cup with soda, and as a result this New Zealand child required 11 teeth pulled.
The dentist, Dr. Robert Beaglehole, has had to pull virtually 60 teeth from only a handful of different children in one year.
The New Zealand Dental Association, and the Dr. Beaglehole, are advising parents to take on a water and milk-only diet for their kids.
New Zealand isnt the only problem where this exists though.
Heres what the Vermont Dentistry had to say 😛 TAGEND
Sugar laden soft drink and snacks are available for intake everywhere that children gathering. Schools allow the presence of commercial candy and pop vending machines, as do after school activity venues, and many middles and upper class homes keep a handy supplying in their refrigerators and cupboards to fulfill their childs sweet tooth.
Appalachia stretchings from southern New York to Alabama. Mountain Dew is a popular soft drink there. That and other sugary soda drinks result in massive amounts of tooth decay. So much so that the word Mountain Dew Mouth is now commonplace as it refers to all the teeth rot that people suffer from as a result of drinking soda. Many, especially children, are addicted to the drink and devour it all day long, from lunch to dinner and football match in between. There are even dentists who claim that families set soda in newborn bottles!
Parents must enforce daily brushing regimen as well as flossing regularly, and routine check-ups at the dentist.
And those sugar-free foods and drinks? Doesnt mean its good for your teeth.
Check out this video which explains why not 😛 TAGEND