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Dental erosion and the youngest patients

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/painter/2008-04-06-your-health_...

I'll quickly admit that I am an avid soda drinker. I have two cans of Diet Pepsi or Diet Dr. Pepper first thing in the morning along with my breakfast bar. The true breakfast of champions, eh? Unfortunately, my love for soda has been passed along to my 10-year-old daughter. She will commonly request soda with her meals, and I know her mother has no doubt where the love for the carbonated beverage came from.

Unfortunately, I have to remember to keep the sodas in check when it comes to my daughter. She does a great job of brushing and flossing, but I should keep in mind that the soda can still do damage, even with the best oral health habits.

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Comment by Kevin Henry on April 15, 2008 at 10:45am
I gave up soda for Lent one year. I've never been so glad to see an Easter sunrise as I was that year.
Comment by Meg Kaiser on April 15, 2008 at 10:20am
I heard from a friend that if one gives up all pop, even diet, one will lose 5 pounds. Still trying to lose baby weight when the "baby" was three, I tried it. It worked! But what to replace my beloved Pepsi with? Tea, which has the health benefits of antioxidants. And our teeth benefit too!
Comment by Kevin Henry on April 12, 2008 at 9:38pm
So I'm sitting here on Saturday night, reading these thoughts, and chugging a Diet Dr. Pepper. Lyle, is there room for me in Soda-holic group?
Comment by Kirsten Brancheau on April 12, 2008 at 7:43pm
Water, unsweetened black tea, unsweetened white tea, and occasional wine. Oh, yeah, a mocha frappuccino when I go to the mall. I used to like soda, but I lost my desire for it. I'm convinced that soda is the leading cause of obesity and caries in kids.
Comment by Duane DaPron on April 11, 2008 at 4:07pm
I prefer green tea to the soda when I am at the office (and at home, too). I try limit my soft drink intake but it's tough to do so when you are attending a sporting event.
Comment by Lyle Hoyt on April 10, 2008 at 7:41pm
Hi, my name is Lyle and I am a soda-aholic. I go to Vicki's house and pretend to be nauseated just to scam her Sprite. I will only buy a car if the cup holder can accomodate a 64 oz. soda bucket from the Git "N Go. Remember my teeth in your prayers.
Comment by Vicki Cheeseman on April 9, 2008 at 4:53pm
As a rule, my children drink only milk and water (and juice at breakfast time). It's funny, though -- my sons associate Sprite with being sick, because I'll let them have it only when they are nauseated. Me on the other hand? I have to have my can of Red Bull in the afternoon -- just one.

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