Although we all try to avoid fast food restaurants as much as possible, it can be difficult to completely stay away from them. This is particularly true if you’re a busy parent who is constantly driving your child to and from sports, extracurricular activities, and school events. There are some days when you’re looking for a quick and easy lunch or dinner solution and taking your child to a fast food solution seems like a good idea.

While hamburgers, french fries, and other popular foods served at fast food joints get a bad reputation, so does soda. Here at Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we discourage our patients for drinking soda as it can be detrimental to their oral health. Since most sodas are high in sugar, they can increase a child’s risk for tooth decay.

Some parents have asked us whether diet sodas are healthier for children than regular sodas. The reality is that they are both damaging to the teeth. Diet sodas are highly acidic and can weaken the enamel of the teeth, making them prone to cavities.

If you’re wondering what the best fast food soda is for children, there is none. All sodas contain ingredients that will do more harm than good to the teeth. The next time you take your child to a fast food restaurant, encourage them to order some ice water or milk. These beverages are less likely to damage their teeth.

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