Tooth Tip

SEAL OFF TROUBLE: Permanent molars come in around age 6. Thin protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth can prevent decay in the pits and fissures. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sealants can significantly reduce caries. Yet only one in three U.S. kids receives dental sealants. Talk to your dental professional.

 

Which foods fall into the Terrible Ten category?

Check out Dr. Day’s List of the Top Ten Worst Foods/Drinks for Your Child’s Teeth:
10. Crackers
9. Gatorade
8. Chips
7. Gum (the full sugar kind)
6. Sweet tea
5. Flavored milk (strawberry, chocolate)
4. Raisins
3. Juice
2. Fruit snacks
1. Soda pop