Another tooth fairy tale may be the question, Candy and soda are the only foods parents need to restrict?
Reality: Many foods contain sugar, and sugar increases the risk of tooth decay. Read food labels carefully; many processed foods that don’t taste sweet — potato chips and ketchup, for example–contain a substantial amount of sugar. A glass of soda contains 6 to 8 teaspoons of it, but fruit juice also packs a lot. Limit such drinks, read labels and give kids a healthy, balanced diet.