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Dental Expert Concerned about Dental Health of Kids at School

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General dentistry news A professional dentist has recently expressed her concerns regarding the consumption of large volumes of fruit juice by kids as a part of their 'five a day'. She said that these large volumes can result in tooth damage.

Kathy Harley, dean of the dental faculty at the Royal College of Surgeons, said that nearly 50% of kids at the age of 5 have started to present signs of damage and wear on their teeth. Dr. Harley added that parents giving their kids juices and other sweet products can increase the long term damage of the teeth. In addition, Dr. Harley suggested that schools should start offering the kids milk or water instead of fruit juices, which are mainly acidic in nature.