Not every time, juice, soda and all. They might like you now for it, but when the tooth extraction begins and high blood sugar level, they probably would wish you gave them water instead.
Children lose water all the time through their lungs, skin, urine and faeces. Lost water is best replaced by tap water. The fluoride in tap water also helps protect teeth. Water is ideal for children.
Don’t give babies fruit juice. It can interfere with their appetite for breast milk or formula.
For toddlers, fruit juice is not suitable. It can contribute to tooth decay, especially in bottles.
For older children, pure fruit juice with no added sugar can be included occasionally.
For all ages, one serve of fruit juice is 125mL, which is half a small box of juice.
Sugary drinks are acidic, and so are artificially sweetened drinks. They both damage tooth enamel.
Contributed By: Chisom Nwobodo