All of the drinks in the better choice column have little or no sugar. That means they won’t give the bacteria in your mouth a chance to cause trouble and make acid that can damage your teeth. Water can also contain fluoride, which protects teeth against cavities. The calcium in milk also helps keep your teeth strong. If you or your children are allergic to cow’s milk, try unsweetened milk substitute (such as almond, soy, rice) with added calcium.
If you find you can’t resist your morning cup of sweetened coffee, tea, or juice, there still are some things you can do to help protect your teeth. Here are some suggestions to consider.
A visit to Animal Dental Care
At Animal Dental Care, our simple goal is to make your pet comfortable. In most cases, owners are unaware that their pet has oral/dental problems. The pets feel pain, but usually do not communicate this to the owners. Having two of the few board-certified veterinary dentists in the world, we are equipped and educated to find and treat all forms of pet dental disease, including many painful conditions that are frequently overlooked. Treating pet oral and dental disease isn’t just a part of what we do, it is all we do.