Your Teen and E-Cigarettes

Your Teen and E-Cigarettes

The misperception among teens is that e-cigs do not harm health. And teens are using e-cigarettes more than any other tobacco product today. This is according to a recent study which annually tracks substance use trends among 8th, 10th and 12th graders.

Flavors such as bubble gum and milk chocolate ice cream are attractive to younger teens. There have been an average of 10 new brands of e-cigarettes entering the market every month for the last two years, a recent Internet survey found. You’ve probably seen the anti e-cigarette campaigns on exposing how they target young people.

Sports Drinks Cause Enamel Erosion

Sports Drinks Cause Enamel Erosion

A study published in General Dentistry magazine found that an alarming increase in the consumption of sports and energy drinks, is causing irreversible damage to teeth especially among adolescents. The high acidity levels contained in the drinks literally erode tooth enamel. And parents typically believe that they are a healthy alternative to soda. The reality is that these drinks are essentially bathing your child’s teeth with acid.

Eating Disorders Can Affect Your Child’s Oral Health

Eating Disorders Can Affect Your Child’s Oral Health

Anyone at any age can suffer from an eating disorder. Did you now that eating disorders are most common in teenagers? According to the National Eating Disorders Association, more than 10 million Americans currently are affected by serious eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating,  Eating disorders not only have a negative impact on your child’s health and quality of life, but also affect their self-image, relationships with families and friends, and performance in school or at work. So why are we talking about eating disorders? Eating disorders can also affect your child’s oral health.