Your children’s adult (primary) teeth are highly susceptible to tooth decay due to an increased amount of sugar in American’s diets.
Today Americans are consuming foods and drinks high in sugar more often and in larger portions than ever before. It’s clear that “junk” foods and drinks gradually have replaced nutritious beverages and foods for many people. For example, the average teenage boy drinks 81 gallons of soft drinks per year while the average teenage girl drinks 61 gallons.
Alarmingly, a steady diet of sugary foods and drinks, including sports drinks, can ruin teeth, especially among those who snack throughout the day.
Common activities may be contributing to the tendency toward tooth decay. These include “grazing” habitually on foods with minimal nutritional value, and frequently sipping on sugary drinks.
Establishing good oral hygiene and dietary habits is imperative to maintaining a healthy smile.