You may believe that juice is a healthy drink option because it comes from fruit. However, family dentists warn that juice can have many negative effects on your baby’s oral and overall health. Let’s take a closer look at how juice affects oral hygiene in Middletown and Walden, NY.
As you can see in the attached video, juice is filled with both natural and refined sugar. This sugar will coat your baby’s teeth and eventually cause tooth decay. You can fight this decay with comprehensive dental care and avoiding juices altogether. If you do give your baby any juice, then offer it like a treat and only give about four ounces. It is always best to offer a whole fruit over juice, because it has a higher water content and plenty of fiber and vitamins. Speak with your family dentist for more information.