Watch Out For Hidden Sugar

Family Dentist Staten Island

Every health-conscious parent knows that sugar is the number one cause of cavities for kids. In this blog post, Staten Island Dental Care reminds you that sugar is in a lot of different foods, including some you might not think of as sweet.

The following snacks may have more sugar than you think:

yogurt covered raisins
fruit snacks including the roll-up and syrup-filled varieties
rice cakes
many brands of yogurt including the hand-held type
juice drinks
flavored milk
barbecue sauce
fruit smoothies
cereal bars

Controlling sugar intake in your child’s diet is essential for lifelong oral health. When choosing lunchbox or after-school snacks, read the labels. Sugar content varies among brands.

Sugar is not the only thing to watch out for. If your child’s diet is lacking key vitamins and minerals, the tissues in their mouth may have trouble fighting infection. These infections can lead to gum disease.

At Staten Island Dental Care, we do everything possible for the dental health of our patients. Our services include general and restorative dentistry, dental implants, and sedation dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht:


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1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York


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