A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine, But Not Your Teeth!
With cold and flu season in striking distance, many families are reasonably stocking up on cold remedies and cough syrups. Our dental practice is particularly concerned with cold and cough syrups as they invariably contain sugar. Other medications you or your kids might be taking at this time like antihistamine syrups can also affect oral health. These medications, while helpful at reducing sniffles, coughs, and watery eyes, can impact both tooth enamel erosion and tooth decay.
The makers of over-the-counter medicines know that we don’t really relish taking them, but since we feel miserable with cold, flu, or allergy, we’ll swallow it down. These medications taste rather awful, but just ...