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Can Gummy Vitamins Harm Teeth? A Children's Dentist Answers May 27, 2016

Anchorage, Anchorage County
Can Gummy Vitamins Harm Teeth? A Children's Dentist Answers, Anchorage, Alaska

Like all caring parents, you want to make sure your child is healthy. When it comes to getting enough nutrients, gummy vitamins can be a great way to supplement a child's diet. The expert children’s dentists at Alaska Dentistry for Kids in Anchorage specialize in dental care for kids, including special needs dentistry, cleanings, and fillings. They know how parents often struggle to protect their children from unhealthy foods and drinks. They want you to be aware of the truth about gummy vitamins: Some of them can harm your little one’s teeth.

Children's gummy vitamins have been around since the 1960s. They were originally created as a fun way to encourage kids to take their vitamins every day. However, gummy vitamins do not have the same nutrient value as other types of vitamins.

children's dentistWhile most gummies contain essentials, such as vitamins A, C, D, E, and most of the B vitamins, none contain calcium. Calcium is crucial to a young child's growing bones and teeth. Additionally, many gummy vitamins contain sugars such as glucose or sweet-tasting citric acid, which, these children’s dentists warn, are both harmful to teeth. 

While parents are on the right track when it comes to vitamins for their kids, the team at Alaska Dentistry for Kids recommends thoroughly reading the labels of gummy vitamins before purchasing them. You might want to look into other vitamin options first before resorting to gummy vitamins.

In addition to providing expert advice to parents, Alaska Dentistry for Kids strives to make sure each one of their little patients receives superior-quality dental care in a welcoming environment. For more information or to schedule an appointment with a children’s dentist, visit them online or call (907) 274-2525 today.

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