I read an article earlier about how energy drinks are bad for a person’s teeth. That led me to a discussion with a friend who told me about a national news story a couple of years ago that focused on “Mountain Dew Mouth,” a condition of rotted teeth caused by an addiction to the popular soda. I had no idea this was happening!
Parents evidently put the soda in baby bottles and children do not brush their teeth because it’s too painful. The kids are resigned to eventually having dentures because that’s what their parents and grandparents have. The good news is a massive educational effort is underway helping people to understand the dental problems caused by the soda addiction.
Then I read an article with information about Vanessa Williams condemning the parents of Toddlers and Tiaras. Besides forcing the kids to perform, another problem cited was “go-go juice,”
“I think they don’t know what they are doing,” Williams says. “But when the child is screaming and saying, ‘I don’t want to do this, I don’t feel like doing it’– when they are using special juice to get them hyped…”
“Go-go juice,” Cooper chimes in, referring to a supposed mix of Mountain Dew and 7UP that parents serve the girls to get them all hyped up.
Sorry but hyper kids is not my idea of a fun time. Ever. And believe me I’ve seen some wild kids!
By the way, I thought to spare readers from seeing a photo of “Mountain Dew Mouth.” We’ll keep it at a happy tooth holding a toothbrush, please!