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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Dental and Oral Health (Children)
Are there drinks that are acceptable for childern to have in sippy cups? Do you agree that a sippy cup is a good transition tool between bottles and a regular drinking glass?
Sippy cups are certainly acceptable for transitioning a child from a bottle to a glass. Increased risk for dental decay occurs when the child is allowed to sip milk or sweetened juices frequently throughout the day. The safest use of a sippy cup is to use it to feed the child at mealtime and not as a pacifier between meals. If the child does use it between regular meals, it should be filled with water or sugar-free drinks.
Dennis J McTigue, DDS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University