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Drinking fruit juice is not the same as eating fruit. Sugary drinks in your child’s sippy cup, such as fruit juice, can cause tooth decay.
This might come as a surprise to some parents: fruit juice isn’t the healthiest beverage for your child.
It lacks the fibre from whole fruits. It’s healthier for your child to eat fresh
drink more water instead.
Related: Early Childhood Nutrition
Too much sugary juice or fruit drinks for your child may result in tooth decay. While baby teeth do get replaced by adult teeth eventually, they are equally important for eating and speech and play a part in permanent teeth alignment. Your child will only lose his baby molars when he’s about 10 to 12 years old.
Serious and untreated decay on milk teeth can cause pain for your child and may even affect the developing permanent tooth.
Exercise good dental care for your child’s milk teeth to prevent tooth decay and ensure that your child has a beautiful smile for life!
So remember, mummies and daddies—protect your toddler’s pearly whites. Keep juice and other sugary beverages out of your junior’s sippy cup!
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