In March, a 3-year-old boy in New Zealand underwent serious oral surgery. His doctor extracted no fewer than 11 teeth from the boy’s mouth due to his enormous intake of sugar.
Because the boy had been drinking large amounts of soda, Dr. Robert Beaglehole had no choice but to pull the boy’s cavity-infested teeth. And in one year alone, Dr. Beaglehole pulled a whopping 60 teeth from children suffering from similar problems. But the problem isn’t restricted to New Zealand.
In parts of the United States, tooth decay is so prevalent, it has a name: “Mountain Dew Mouth.”
For this reason, doctors are now calling on parents to ensure that children brush their teeth and floss every day, and regularly get their teeth checked by a dentist.
In addition, Dr. Robert Beaglehole and The New Zealand Dental Association are suggesting that parents completely stop giving their children soda and give them water and milk to drink instead.
And remember, just because a food or drink is labeled “sugar-free,” doesn’t mean it’s good for your teeth.
You may already know this important information, but remember that new parents may not. So please share this article so that no more children have to suffer from severe cavities!
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