ACID EROSION IN KIDS TEETH
BELLEVUE DENTIST DISCUSSES ACID EROSION IN CHILDREN
Children’s dietary habits can influence acid erosion, because young teeth have softer and thinner enamel than adult teeth. Studies have shown that many children have erosion of the dental enamel of at least one tooth. Orange juice although full of vitamins is a major culprit for young tooth erosion of the enamel.
Parents can take some steps to cut down on dental enamel erosion in their children. These include:
Limit the exposure of children to acid foods and drinks each day.
Do not let children sip juice all through the day.
Do not let children keep and swish acidic drinks around in their mouths.
Have children rinse their mouths with water after eating foods or having acidic drinks.
Children should brush their teeth regularly twice daily with a fluoride tooth paste.
Toothpaste that is specifically made to protect against acid erosion can be used.