Navigation Links
Experts Call for Warning Lables on Fruit Juice to Save Kids' Teeth

The medical community has repeatedly warned against plying young children with bottles of fruit juice and sugary drinks, but not many parents seem to care . Certainly not in Australia.

Many children turn up requiring as many as 20 fillings and extractions, dentists in that country say.

In the most severe cases, pediatric dentists are being left with no option but to remove all 20 baby teeth.

"It's a tragedy when we see this, but it's not unusual," specialist pediatric dentist Philippa Sawyer said.

At least 1000 children aged four and under were on a 12-month waiting list for dental surgery at The Children's Hospital at Westmead in New South Wales, Dr Sawyer said.

The NSW Dental Association is calling for warning labels to be placed on bottles of juice and soft drink.

"Like tobacco warnings, parents need to be told of the risks," association president Tony Burges said. "We need to clearly spell out that these drinks are high in sugar and high in acid levels."

In the past decade, the number of children under the age of four hospitalised for dental treatment has risen by 29 per cent.

Dr Burges said many parents did not know how important baby teeth were. Baby teeth, which last until a child is about 12, are more prone to decay than second teeth.

Decayed teeth can cause abscesses, infection and orthodontic problems later in life.

Dr Sawyer described the extent of tooth decay in young children as "disturbing".

She said she believed much of it was a result of babies and toddlers sipping on juices or cordial throughout the day.

Dr Sawyer said parents should limit juices, milk and cordial drinks to meal times. Water should be sipped throughout the day to avoid early childhood caries.

It is recommended babies should never go to sleep with a bottle of drink. She said their teeth should be brushed once a day, at bedtime.
Mother-of-three Kerstin MacNevin encouraged all parents to get regular dental check-ups for their children.

She said her son, Jackson, had required multiple fillings and extractions when he was four.

"He needed to go under a general anaesthetic and have lots of work done," Ms MacNevin said.

As a result, she began taking her youngest child, Jasper, to the dentist when he was two. Last week, he had a filling put in one of his front teeth.

"I'd encourage all parents to start taking their children to the dentist when they're very young," Ms MacNevin said.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Good carb, bad carb? Experts debate.
2. Spread Of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Is A Probability, Say Experts
3. Experts Recommend Preventive Measures For Avian Flu To Begin From Farms
4. Experts Insist That Neonatal Herpes Be Reported Regularly
5. Experts State Strategies To Increase Good Cholesterol
6. Cancer Can Recur Any Time, Experts Caution
7. Experts Building Bird Flu Warning System
8. Human Growth Hormone (HGH) - View of Experts
9. Experts urging artery screening in the UK
10. Genetic Experts of Hopkins Assists In Identifying Hurricane Katrina Victims
11. Birds Being Shot Owing To Bird Flu Fear: Wildlife Experts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, ... lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an ... and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of ... Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of ... taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning ... Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing franchisors and operators ... location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in January of 2018. ... in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to serve both Covington ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one of the Nation’s ... design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support and full ... while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from an ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... , Sept. 27, 2017  Commended for their devotion ... notable awards. Ranked as number one in the South Florida ... time in Inc. 5000 yearly list, the national specialty pharmacy ... Armando Bardisa will soon be honored by SFBJ ... Set to receive his award in ...
(Date:9/22/2017)...  As the latest Obamacare repeal effort moves is ... (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) medical device ... industry is in an odd place.  The industry wants ... tax on medical device sales passed along with the ... increased visits and hospital customers with the funding to ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... , Sept. 18, 2017 EpiVax, ... of bioinformatics and immune engineering, today announced ... influenza A (H7N9) vaccine. ... to seasonal influenza and presents a challenge ... prior exposure to be effective. Using state-of-the-art ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: