Have you been wondering about sippy cups for your child? Are you curious about whether it’s okay for your kids to use them all day long, every day? Is it okay for them to tote them around? How long should they be using those cups, anyway, when they seem perfectly capable of using an adult cup to drink from? Your Riverside children’s dentist suggests a quiz to see if you’re already in the know (or to get you all caught up).

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: If you want your child to use a sippy cup, this is perfectly fine to use as a tool to move from bottles to cups. However, it should not be used for a long time.
  2. True or False: A sippy cup is safe for your child’s oral health if it holds juice for just a brief period of time. Otherwise, it should only contain water, explains your Riverside children’s dentist.
  3. True or False: According to the American Dental Association, the best choice is a two-handled cup with a spout (rather than a no-spill valve) that helps teach your child to drink from a cup without having to suck liquid from the cup.

Quiz Answers

  1. True. Remember that a sippy cup can help your child learn to sip from a cup, as the name implies. However, it should only be used temporarily.
  2. True. Remember that drinking sugary drinks (even fruit juice) throughout the day or before going to sleep can cause cavities. If your child is going to be sipping for more than just the time it takes to eat a meal, only put water in the sippy cup.
  3. True. Your Riverside children’s dentist suggests you consider the ADA’s suggestion to make the transition safe and easy for your child as you head toward using a cup.

Get Answers About Your Child’s Oral Health Today!

Come in for a children’s dental care visit for your little one, so we may answer your questions as we provide a cleaning and checkup. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.