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231375
Sippy - Cup - Controversy
Miami, FL
NAT
6/12/2002
45:40
1:43
Miami, Florida Ben Kellogg, Had Tooth Decay Larry Kellogg, Ben's Father Dr. Gordon Sokoloff, Dentist Michelle Aurignac, Speech Pathologist www.dentistry.about.com
PRE-PRO OPEN; BOY WITH SIPPY CUP; LITTLE BOY SOT ON WHAT SIPPY CUP DID TO HIS TEETH; DAD AND LITTLE BOY ON COUCH; DAD SOT ON SON'S TEETH; DENTIST; DENTIST SOT ON SIPPY CUP ITSELF NOT BEING CULPRIT, BUT CONTENTS; BABY IN CRIB WITH SIPPY CUP; POURING WATER INTO SIPPY CUP; CHILD TRYING TO SAY "SODA"; WOMAN HOLDING SIPPY CUPS; NATS OF BOY SAYING "TH" INSTEAD OF "S" SOUNDS IN WORDS; CU BOY'S TONGUE PUSHING AGAINST TEETH AS HE TRIES TO MAKE "S" SOUNDS; SPEECH PATHOLOGIST SOT ON SIPPY CUP AFFECTING SOUND PRODUCTION IN SOME CHILDREN; KIDS WITH SIPPY CUPS; LITTLE BOY BRUSHING TEETH; BOY AND FATHER OPENING FRIDGE; NATS OF BOY ASKING FOR WATER INSTEAD OF JUICE
A LOOK AT THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING "SIPPY CUPS" (NAT-AUDIO: DUAL TRACK)
LEAD: SIPPY CUPS. KIDS LOVE 'EM AND SO DO PARENTS. BUT BEWARE - A SIPPY CUP CONTROVERSY IS BREWING. IT STEMS FROM TWO FRONTS - DENTISTS AND SPEECH PATHOLOGISTS. xxxx EXPLAINS. SCRIPT: (TAKE PKG) THEY CAN THROW IT, DROP IT, TURN IT UPSIDE DOWN AND THE LIQUID WON'T COME OUT UNTIL THE CHILD SUCKS ON IT. SO HOW CAN SOMETHING SO WONDERFUL BE SO BAD. FOUR YEAR OLD BEN KELLOGG KNOWS. (SOT, Ben "It was yucky my teeth.") BEN'S TEETH WERE ROTTING BECAUSE OF THE SIPPY CUP. (SOT-Larry "It caused his two front teeth, right here, to decay terribly.") BEN'S DENTIST HAD TO DO A ROOT CANAL AND REBUILD HIS TEETH. (SOT-Sokoloff "The sippy cup, in and of itself, does not contribute to cavities, it's the contents of the sippy cup.They're lying back and they're basically soaking those teeth in those sugary fluids for an extended length of time.") THAT'S WHY THE ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY ISSUED A WARNING THAT LONG-TERM USE OF SIPPY CUPS PUTS CHILDREN AT RISK OF TOOTH DECAY. TO AVOID IT GIVE YOUR CHILD WATER INSTEAD OF JUICE AT BEDTIME, OR LIMIT SIPPY CUP USE. (NATS "Say soda. Soda.") THE SIPPY CUP IS ALSO UNDER FIRE FROM SPEECH PATHOLOGISTS. (NATS "This is the spout. The tongue, this goes inside the mouth.") HERE'S WHY. WATCH HOW FOUR-YEAR-OLD JONATHAN BANDIN PRONOUNCES S's. (NATS "Soap. Say the word suck. Suck.") HIS TONGUE IS PUSHING FORWARD AND OUT OF HIS MOUTH. SPEECH PATHOLOGIST MICHELLE AURIGNAC SAYS THAT PROMOTES ABNORMAL SOUNDS AND ARTICULATION. (SOT-Aurignac "The sippy cup does affect, in some children, the production of some sounds. So when they're talking, they're just going to keep making the same patterns as when they're drinking from the cup.") IF CAUGHT EARLY SPEECH PROBLEMS CAN BE REVERSED. OR AVOID THEM BY HAVING KIDS DRINK WITH A STRAW OR FROM AN OPEN CUP. (NATS "Now where's your toothbrush.") AS FOR BEN - NOW HE TAKES CARE OF HIS TEETH AND HE'S STAYING AWAY FROM JUICE BECAUSE HE FEARS GOING BACK TO THE DENTIST. (NATS "I want water. No juice?") (SUGGESTED TAG) EXPERTS RECOMMEND ELIMINATING THE SIPPY CUP WHEN YOUR CHILD'S ABOUT TWO-AND-A-HALF. OF COURSE, IF YOU NOTICE SPEECH OR DENTAL PROBLEMS BEFORE THEN, CALL YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY. FOR MORE ON THE SIPPY CUP CONTROVERSY, LOG ONTO "DENTISTRY DOT ABOUT DOT COM" AND TYPE "SIPPY CUP" IN THE SEARCH WINDOW RECAP
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