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How sugary drinks harm your teens teeth | Teens and sugary drinks

February 15th, 2019

How sugary drinks harm your teen's teeth
| Teens and sugary drinks

The number of teenagers who consume soda today has nearly doubled from what it was several years ago. Sodas and other carbonated beverages typically contain an excessive amount of sugars and acidic flavorings that erode tooth enamel, which can ultimately lead to tooth decay.

Sipping soda through a straw can reduce the contact these beverages have with your teeth, essentially minimizing the damage. In addition, drinking water after soda helps to rinse your mouth and reduce your risk of cavities. To help keep your teeth strong for your lifetime, limit your intake of carbonated beverages.

Teens and Soda | harm teeth

Exploring the two main effects sugary beverages have on your teeth

Erosion
When soft drinks encounter tooth enamel( the protective layer on your teeth) the acids begin and continue to reduce the hardness of the enamel. As you drink more sugary drinks, the acids tend to do more damage.

Cavities
The next layer behind the enamel is the dentin. The acids can and will damage this layer which will then develop cavities. This develops over time as people who drink soft drinks regularly.

Some of the most common soft drinks and even drinks marked as "healthy" have loads of sugar in them.
Lots of Sugar
Soda
Energy Drinks
Chocolate Milk
Smoothies
Fruit Punch
Juice

Better Choices
Water
Unsweetened Tea
Milk
Plain Sparkling Water
Diluted
These have little to no sugar.

Don't sip:
The longer you take to drink your drink, the more time the acids and sugar have to damage your teeth. Drinking at a faster but safe pace will allow the harmful acidy beverage less time to damage your teeth.

Use Straws and drink in moderation:
Using a straw when you drink soda may help avoid cavities and tooth decay,
but the straw needs to be in the right place. Using straws is a helpful method of drinking
beverages like soda because the straw sets passed the teeth.
They will not completely help prevent cavities however, this is why drinking in moderation is also advised. The less harmful and sugary drinks are consumed,
the better the chance to preventing cavities.

Rinse your mouth with water afterward:
Flushing your mouth with some water after drinking soda will help wash away any remaining sugars and acids, and stop them from attacking your teeth.

Brushing Tip, Wait before you brush:

brushing immediately after drinking a soft drink or sugary beverage is not a good idea.
This is because the teeth that are recently attacked by acid are vulnerable and can
easily be damaged due to the added friction to the acid.
Brushing your teeth twice a day is highly recommended.

Give Kids a Smile Day! - Smile Central Dental - Feb, 1st, 2019

January 31st, 2019

Give Kids a Smile Day! - Smile Central Dental - Feb, 1st, 2019

Announcement post!

We are happy to announce that we will be participating for our 15th year in the "Give kids a smile" movement. On Feb, Friday, 1st, 2019, we will be providing free dental services to those who need it and may very well not have insurance. 

Give Kids a smile day!

Cited from the American Dental Association:
With the support of the ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile program, launched nationally by the American Dental Association in 2003, more than five million underserved children have received free oral health services over the last 13 years. These free services are provided by approximately 10,000 dentists annually, along with 30,000 other dental team members.

All locations are participating.
1. 140 Market Street, Paterson, NJ
2.  625 Main Ave, Passaic, NJ 07055
3.  3196 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Union City, NJ 07087
Please Contact Jessica Hidalgo at jhidalgo@scdnj.com
or call to schedule. Phone numbers can be found at the header of our website next to your desired location.

 

For those who have questions about dental health, dental problems, kids dentistry, braces, and treatment and need to schedule consistent visits with a dentist in the North Jersey area, give us a call at one of our locations nearest you.

 

Common dental problems for kids

December 28th, 2018

Your child has had teeth for a very short while, however, they face
many common dental problems that adults encounter.
Pediatric dentists are specially trained to examine and manage
dental issues in the mouth and jaw.

Acting fast on developing issues can spare your young ones the
unnecessary pain and save time and money.

Tooth decay is extremely common among children. It is caused by bacteria and plaque
acids that attack and destroy tooth enamel. Attention to diet and strict oral hygiene
can help prevent decay.

Thumb sucking is not usually a cause for concern unless it persists after the development of permanent teeth. At this stage, it could affect dental health.
A kids’ dentist can work with your child to find a solution.

Gum disease, also called gingivitis, is an inflammation of gum tissue that can progress
to bone damage and tooth loss. It is often caused by poor oral hygiene.
Your dentist can help reverse early stages of gum disease and improve your
child’s oral hygiene habits.

 

Bad breath can affect people of any age. Potential sources of mouth odor include
poor dental hygiene, inflames gums, and dry mouth. It may also be related
to medical issues.

 

An over-retained primary tooth is a baby tooth that remains in position while
a permanent tooth is trying to erupt into the same space. It could indicate
impaction or a congenital abnormality. Early diagnosis ensures a
better outcome.

 

Tooth grinding is common during childhood development. It can damage primary or
permanent teeth and can even cause pain. Your kid’s dentist can treat the problem
with a custom night guard.

 

Proper oral care provides early prevention to dental problems and creates
good oral health for a lifetime. If your child does not have a dentist or has not been seen
in a while, call us and schedule a visit. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We are always willing to help.

 

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