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Dental epidemic: The Power of Sour

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 02:54 PM CDT
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There is a dental epidemic among kids, from toddlers to teens.
It's called the "Power of Sour".
   
Pensacola Dentist Stu Bonnin says he up to three kids a day with erosion damage from eating sour candies.

Bonnin says the sour candy craze is the biggest sweet trend in decades, it's almost the most damaging.

He says many parents say they bought their kids sour candy thinking it was healthier because the sugar content was lower than your regular treats.
   
Bonnin says some patients have had so much erosion, they've had to get expensive veneers plus, it's painful.

"On permanent teeth it can cause very sensitive teeth and it weakens that tooth for the lifetime of that child."
   
He'll also tell us how to care for your child's teeth in case you have a sour candy connoisseur in your family.
Dental epidemic: The Power of Sour
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