A child’s diet can have a significant impact on their oral health! By learning healthy habits, they can achieve healthier teeth and a long-lasting smile. Children should have a proper balance of nutritious foods to help them become stronger and healthier as they grow. If a child snacks often, this can increase their chances for tooth decay and lead to the formation of cavities.
Routine visits with our dentist can help your child continue to maintain a healthy smile. Other recommended tips include:
- Limiting intake of sugary foods
- Proving fresh fruits and vegetables
- Encouraging a regular practice of brushing their teeth at least twice a day
In addition to these steps, we also advise that you limit their intake of sports drinks. Because this liquid is often highly saturated with sugar and acidic ingredients, sports drinks can be harmful to your child’s teeth and lead to erosion in their tooth enamel. Children should avoid having sports drinks and instead hydrate themselves with water during vigorous activities.