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Many people are aware that sugar causes tooth decay. When people think of sugar, they typically relate it to soda, candy, and cookies. What you might not be aware of is the sugar content in children’s liquid medications. What if something your child is taking on a daily basis to make them feel better was actually harming their teeth? 

Many children are on daily medications whether they are prescription medications or over-the-counter medications. Allergies, infections and a variety of other conditions make it necessary to take a daily medication to keep symptoms under control or to improve health. What might surprise you is the amount of sugar that can be found in those liquid medications. The way they are able to make them more palatable is to add sugar, a familiar taste for many children. While i...

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Sarah, RDH
The Pediatric Hygienist

Hi! I'm Sarah!  I've been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 11 years!

 

Currently, I work as a dental hygienist and Myofunctional Therapist at a pediatric dental office.

 

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