Is fruit juice bad for your child’s teeth?

teeth, health, smile, dentistAlthough fruit juice is a healthier option for your child than soda, it can be bad for their teeth as it provides a highly acidic environment in which oral bacteria thrive.

Key takeaways:

– Limit your child’s intake of fruit juice to a few times a week and encourage them to use a straw

– Immediately after drinking fruit juice, give them water to remove sugar from the teeth and 30 minutes after drinking juice gently clean their teeth

– Your dentist can advise if you are concerned

“Plain water remains your best choice!”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.