Your kids love so many things and they request those items on a regular basis! When it comes to the beverages they enjoy, you may find that you sometimes have a hard time determining whether they’re safe selections or bad ideas. While our Riverside, CA team is always happy to answer your questions when you come in for visits, we also know that there are some very common kids’ favorites we can quickly speak to! Begin sorting out the details right now, as your Riverside children’s dentist provides a head start with new knowledge!

Fruit Juice

Your Riverside children’s dentist knows that among all of the beverages out there, your kiddos probably love fruit juice. We also know that you may assume juice that’s all-natural or free of high fructose corn syrup or added sugar is probably safe. The truth is, though, even natural fruit juice that comes straight from the fruit is an extremely acidic liquid. While we are not encouraging to tell your kids they cannot have juice, we are reminding you that kids should drink it in one sitting and that it’s good to follow it up with water, so teeth are rinsed clean!

Sports Drinks

An occasional sports drink? It’s no problem. However, if your kids are drinking these on a daily basis or they tend to sip on them throughout the day, your Riverside children’s dentist needs you to know that they can help rehydrate one’s body after a very strenuous and lengthy period of activity. However, these drinks are very acidic and usually contain highly pigmented dyes. This means they will encourage discoloration, cavities, and more. Skip them when possible and stick to water for optimal prevention!


Skip sodas when at all possible, suggests your Riverside children’s dentist. Whether diet or not, these drinks are also very acidic, which means very damaging to your child’s smile.

Bring Questions To Your Children’s Dentist

Remember that your child’s dental checkups and cleanings provide you with a wonderful opportunity to bring up any questions you may have! Just let your Riverside children’s dentist know what you’re curious about to receive helpful answers! 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.