Tooth Decay in Children

All Kids Are at Risk

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children’s oral health, today emphasized that the frequency and duration of oral exposure to foods and drinks with large amounts of sugar should be given the same consideration as diet itself when it comes to preventing tooth decay and cavities in children.

"Most parents know that they need to watch what their kids eat and make them brush regularly. Unfortunately, many are not aware that letting kids sip on sugary drinks for hours or putting them to bed with a bottle of milk can be just as harmful," says Dr. Howard Hawk for the AAPD.