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Set Healthy Limits on Juice

Juice is high in sugar and calories; water and milk are always the best options for your children. In fact, if your child is under one year of age, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests completely removing juice from his or her diet. Children ages 1-6 should have no more than 4-6 oz. of juice each day, according to pediatric guidelines. Children ages 7 to 18 should drink no more than 8-12 oz. (Many juice boxes are about 6 oz. in size, so younger children should have no more than one per day, and older children no more than two.) Allowing your child […]

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Six ways to prevent tooth decay in children

Care, don’t share Don’t share utensils with your child or “clean” a pacifier by putting it in your mouth. You can transfer cavity-causing germs to your child. Eat healthy and drink fluoridated water Get fruits and vegetables into your diet. First dental visit no later than age 1 Your child’s baby teeth are at risk for decay as soon as they first appear—which is typically around age six months. Seal out decay Ask your dentist about applying dental sealants to chewing surfaces of teeth. Use fluoride toothpaste as soon as teeth come through the gums. Most children age 6 and under […]

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