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Kids love sugar, and as a parent it can sometimes be difficult to monitor the amount of sugar your children are eating. However, too much sugar can definitely be a bad thing, especially for young kids. Diets high in sugar have been linked with heart disease, diabetes, cancer, ADHD, and many other disorders.
The American Heart Association has stated that children shouldn’t have more than 12 grams of added sugar in a day. If you look at the label on a can of Sprite, you’ll see that it contains around 40 grams of sugar! This is almost 4 times more than the recommended daily amount. This is why it’s so important to pay close attention to the labels on the foods and beverages you serve your children.
Here at Little Rockies Pediatric Dentistry, your child’s health is important to us! To talk more about the effects of sugar, or to make an appointment for a dental cleaning and exam, please contact our Parker, CO office today!