Information for Patients: Gummy Vitamins- Caution!

Recently we have been seeing some very rapid decay in kid’s teeth due to Gummy Vitamins. They’re the newest entry into the Dental Hall of Shame.

Well-meaning parents have been scammed into thinking these are good for children, or adults.
These tend to get jammed in between baby molars, and slow-release sugar which is the worst thing for decay.

Tooth before gummy vitamin use


Tooth after using Gummy Vitamins for 6 months. This little boy ate a very good diet, kept his mouth very clean, but lost the tooth due to decay from Gummies.

These are a terrible idea even though they taste good- basically treat these as candy. Many companies have them now. The only safe ones are sweetened with Xylitol.
Watch out for Halls Vitamin Drops- cough drops with vitamins. Also a scam- it’s just candy.
There is a real possibility of overdose too if a child gets their hands on the container and eats up these yummy candies.

Here’s a link to an article about them- Gummy Vitamins, Rotten Teeth

Dr. Ehrlich thinks these should be taken off the market, along with “Vitamin water” and other junk food that is falsely advertised as good for you.