A study published by the American Dental Association found no connection between consumption of 100% fruit juice and any increase in childhood cavities.
The study, conducted between 1998 and 2004, looked at data for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years, and took into account income levels and ethnicity. The results of this study are consistent with other studies addressing the same questions.
Consumption of healthy amounts of pure fruit juice (4 to 6 ounces per day recommended) for children does not have a negative effect on dental health.
While drinks heavy in sugar (e.g., carbonated soft drinks, sugar added fruit based cocktails) do have a negative impact on dental health, pure fruit juice in moderate amounts is healthy and not harmful to children’s teeth.
Of course, proper dental care taught from a early age is the best preventative of all, and a Happy Visit with Dr. Owens is a great way to start that.