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Nutrition and Preventing Dental Cavities

A good Pediatric Dentist spends time at each dental appointment discussing oral hygiene.  Did you know that nutrition plays as important a role in cavity prevention?

When a child eats foods high in natural or added sugars; the risk for a cavity increases.  Today, children tend to eat smaller amounts at any given meal,

New Pediatrician Guidelines on Juice Consumption in Children

By Susan Scutti, CNN (adapted)

Children should not be given fruit juice before they are 1 year old unless it’s advised by a doctor, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

The group had previously advised parents to wait to offer juice until a child reached 6 months old but decided to make the change based on rising rates of obesity and concerns about tooth cavities.  

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