Are sippy cups harmful to my child’s teeth?
Sippy cups should be used as a training tool from the bottle to a cup. It is recommended that ONLY WATER be used in sippy cups throughout the day. Mealtimes are the best time to have any other drink including milk and/or juice.
Drinking liquids that contain sugar (including milk, fruit juice, sports drinks, pop, etc.) throughout the day, encourages demineralization of teeth. It takes the mouth approximately twenty minutes to naturally cleanse sugary liquids from the teeth with saliva.
Six month routine check-ups with your pediatric dentist are the best way to monitor the condition of your child’s teeth and to ensure cavities are not developing.