Dental injuries occur every day. Some injuries are minor and require little or no treatment while other injuries may require multiple treatment appointments.
If you have any questions about trauma to your child’s teeth, please refer to the following website for information on the various types of dental injuries or call our office. We are here to help.
A child who has a habit of constantly sipping a sugar or acid containing liquid during the day or night will be more likely to have decay begin early. To prevent or reduce “sipping decay”, water or non-sugar containing liquids can be given at non-meal or bedtimes. The table below shows the sugar and acid contained in some popular beverages.
|SUGAR & ACID = DOUBLE TROUBLE|
|Low = Bad||Per 12 oz serving|
|Pure Water||7.0 (neutral)||0 tsp|
|Barq’s Root Beer||4.0||11 tsp|
|Minute Maid (R) Orange Juice||3.8||9 tsp|
|Propel (R) Fitness Water||3.4||1 tsp|
|Red Bull (R)||3.3||10 tsp|
|Sprite (R)||3.3||10 tsp|
|Mountain Dew (R)||3.3||12 tsp|
|Diet Coke (R)||3.1||0 tsp|
|Sierra Mist||3.1||10 tsp|
|Full Throttle Energy Drink||3.0||11 tsp|
|Diet Pepsi (R)||3.0||0 tsp|
|Gatorade (R)||2.9||5 tsp|
|Sunkist (R) Orange Soda||2.9||13 tsp|
|Dr. Pepper (R)||2.9||10 tsp|
|Vault Energy Soda||2.9||12 tsp|
|Amp-Mountain Dew (R)||2.8||11 tsp|
|SoBe (R) Energy Citrus||2.6||12 tsp|
|Minute Maid (R) Lemonade||2.6||10 tsp|
|Pepsi (R)||2.5||11 tsp|
|Diet Schweppes Tonic Water||2.5||0 tsp|
|Coca-Cola (R) Classic||2.4||10 tsp|
|Battery Acid||1.0||0 tsp|
* Laboratory tests, Dr. John Ruby, University of Alabama, Birmingham School of Dentistry, 2007.
** 4.0 grams = 1 teaspoon sugar Minnesota Dental Association, Sip All Day, Get Decay, c 2002.