Juice Safety and Your Kids

October 4, 2011 10:21 AM
How often do you give your child juice? Dr. Mehmet Oz announced on his show on September 13, 2011, about how he and his team conducted independent research and found arsenic in some of the best-known brands of apple juices, and how the sugary content of fruit juices isn’t just detrimental to kids’ waistlines, but also to their oral health.
As a result, AAPD President, Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.), spoke to The Huffington Post about what a concerned parent should do, as well as determine if in fact arsenic is really what we should be focusing on when it comes to issues of children's health and fruit juice.

"Our biggest concern with juice is that it has a high sugar content and also is very acidic. The combination definitely has an impact on teeth," says Dr. Rhea Haugseth, President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Haugseth continued to suggest that parents can minimize juices’ acidity by adding water, especially when it comes to infants and toddlers -- as well as making sure that their kids only consume juice a few times a day.
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