Posted on Dec 23, 2019
Now that the chillier winter weather is here, parents are bracing themselves for the cold season! Schools, preschools, daycares, and even playgrounds are all breeding places for the germs that kids are all too happy to share! Unfortunately, the cough syrup that parents rely on to help children feel a little better when they have a cold may be damaging to dental health.
Cough medicine contains fructose corn syrup and sucrose, both of which are fed on by the bacteria that live in the mouth. As this bacteria feed, it produces acids that harm the teeth by eating away at the vulnerable tooth enamel, causing it to weaken. Once this happens, the teeth become more susceptible to tooth decay and dental cavities.
Luckily there are ways to prevent dental cavities while still helping to ease your child’s symptoms of the common cold:
To make sure your children have a cavity-free cold season, please contact Little Smiles of Delaware to schedule them for a dental cleaning and a checkup! To make an appointment please call our Delaware, Ohio child’s dental office today!