By now, most schools have done away with soda machines, opting for "healthier" choices instead. Just how healthy are your children's options? This picture depicts some of the choices found in your children's schools. If we were to compare a can of Live Wire Mountain Dew to some of these options, you would find there are 46 grams of sugar in a Live Wire Mountain Dew. There are also 46 grams of sugar in Kiwi Strawberry Snapple and S'mores Starbucks Frappuccino. There are approximately 51 grams of sugar in an Arizona Green Tea, 52 grams of sugar in PowerAde and Gatorade. While there is no sugar in the Sparkling Ice water, the acid found in this beverage (and multiple others) really does a number on your teeth. Now, if you look at calorie content, you will find Live Wire Mountain Dew has 170 calories per can. Kiwi Strawberry Snapple has 190 calories, Arizona Green Tea has 210 calories, S'mores Starbucks Frappuccino has 290 calories, both PowerAde and Gatorade contain approximately … [Read more...]
School’s About to Start, Is a Dental Check Up on Your To-Do List?
It feels like a million things need to get done before your kids head back to school. School supply shopping, clothes shopping, sports physicals, immunizations, but is a dental exam and cleaning on your list too? Dental healthcare is, unfortunately, often overlooked. 60% of children will have tooth decay by the time they start elementary school. Lack of dental healthcare can lead to bigger problems. Children with tooth decay are more likely to develop ear and sinus infections. Plus, if left unchecked, those tiny carries can turn into a much bigger problem like; root canals, crowns, extractions. Remember to add a dental exam and check up for your children when you are making the back to school to-do list! Bomstad Dental wishes you all a Happy School Year! Click HERE to make an appointment, there are still plenty of openings before school starts. … [Read more...]