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Juice Junkie!

How Much and How Often!

By Brianne Jones, RDH

As the holiday fun approaches, and the sweet treats start to invade our lives, try to remember the importance of water over juice! This chart is a helpful reminder of frequency and amounts of juice your child should be consuming based on their age. Juice is the #1 reason cavities develop in between teeth in children!  While your child sleeps at night, juice bathes his or her teeth with liquid which feeds the bacteria that produces tooth decay. This can happen very quickly! Baby teeth (just like permanent teeth) have nerves in them and these cavities can become toothaches and the source of infections which can lead to the urgent need of extracting or restoring the teeth.