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89% of Adolescents Consume Sports Drinks

89% of Adolescents Consume Sports Drinks

28 June 2017

Sports drinks continue to be popular among adolescents, with 89% of 12- to 14-year-olds consuming...

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Dentists Warn of Impact From Squeezable Fruit Puree Snacks

Squeezable fruit packs may not be all they’re cracked up to be.

The puree snacks have become a favorite of many children because they are quick, tasty and fruit-based. But dentists say that the snacks may have a devastating effect on a child’s oral health.

The snacks seem like they’re healthy based on their fruit and vegetable content. The products are also organic and possess no added sugar.

The issue lies in the concentrated fruit sugar that builds up on children’s teeth.

The fiber that comes from the fruit doesn’t appear in these drinks. Instead, distilled sugar is what is consumed.

Another problem stems from the fact that these pouches are sometimes consumed for a period of hours. This means teeth are exposed to the sugar for an extended period of time. For comparison’s sake, when eating fruit, the teeth are only exposed to the sugar for a matter of minutes.

Rinsing and brushing are the keys to minimizing the possible negative effects from the sugar.

The Wednesday Watch

Exclusive Interview: Patient Education and GentleWave

Exclusive Interview: Patient Education and GentleWave

21 June 2017

Patients are becoming more educated, as a world of information is readily available at our...

Technique of the Week

e-Prescribing with XLDent

e-Prescribing with XLDent

29 March 2017

Drs. David Andersen and Lora Nelson explain how easy e-Prescribing...

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Show Me the Way

Show Me the Way

02 May 2017

This year’s International Dental Show did not disappoint: 155,000 participants from 157 countries attended,...

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Dental Implant Prosthetic Options

01 June 2017

While implants have the mechanical availability to attach many different prosthetic options, many factors...

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